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The Poetry of Anna Akhmatova

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876903415 Year: Pages: 225 DOI: 10.3726/b12663 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The present study, the first of ist kind, goes beyond the investigation of separate pieces of verse to their intermeshing with one another in the creative output of Akhmatova to express the gist of her poetics, on the one hand, and with world literature and culture as important instruments, on the other. Includes texts in Russian, with translations into English.

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Akhmatova --- Anna --- Conquest --- Ketchian --- Linguistik --- Literaturwissenschaft --- Lyrik --- Philologie --- Poetry --- Russland --- Space --- Time

Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

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Book Series: DDR- Studien / East German Studies ISBN: 9781788745659 9781788745666 9783039107391 Year: Pages: 333 DOI: 10.3726/b14377 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Social Sciences --- Science (General) --- Languages and Literatures
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East German science fiction enabled its authors to create a subversive space in another time and place. One of the country’s most popular genres, it outlined futures that often went beyond the party’s official version. Many utopian stories provided a corrective vision, intended to preserve and improve upon East German communism. This study is an introduction to East German science fiction. The book begins with a chapter on German science fiction before 1949. It then spans the entire existence of the country (1949-1990) and outlines key topics essential to understanding the genre: popular literature, socialist realism, censorship, fandom, and international science fiction. An in-depth discussion addresses notions of high and low literature, elements of the fantastic and utopia as critical narrative strategies, ideology and realism in East German literature, gender, and the relation between literature and science. Through a close textual analysis of three science fiction novels, the author expands East German literary history to include science fiction as a valuable source for developing a multi-faceted understanding of the country’s short history. Finally, an epilogue notes new titles and developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Experience of Space

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876908397 Year: Pages: 249 DOI: 10.3726/b12697 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Linguistics
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Cognitive linguistic research suggests that Slavic verbal prefix semantics may be profitably described by assuming a spatial prototype, and that non-spatial (abstract) prefixes derive metaphorically from this prototype. This dissertation uses a cognitive linguistic framework to establish a concise, systematic description of prototypes for prefixes and prepositions in Russian and Czech, and evaluates the nature of the relationship among the various senses of prefixes. The research presented here is aimed at carefully establishing the spatial meaning of prefixes. The primary motive for this research, however, is to evaluate the nature of the relation between spatial uses and abstract uses and to determine if abstract uses do indeed involve primarily spatial metaphor. A significant portion of the dissertation, therefore, is devoted to a discussion of the connection between spatial and abstract prefixation. A secondary purpose is to compare the spatial and abstract uses of prefixes in Czech and Russian, and to see whether differences in the verbal systems of these two languages can be correlated with underlying semantic differences at the spatial level.

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