The Firebird and the Fox -

The Firebird and the Fox

Russian Culture under Tsars and Bolsheviks

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Showcasing the genius of Russian literature, art, music, and dance over a century of turmoil, within the dynamic cultural ecosystem that shaped it, The Firebird and the Fox explores the shared traditions, mutual influences and enduring themes that recur in these art forms. The book uses two emblematic characters from Russian culture - the firebird, symbol of the transcendent power of art in defiance of circumstance and the efforts of censors to contain creativity; and the fox, usually female and representing wit, cleverness and the agency of artists and everyone who triumphs over adversity - to explore how Russian cultural life changed between 1850 and 1950. Jeffrey Brooks reveals how high culture drew on folk and popular genres, then in turn influenced an expanding commercial culture. Richly illustrated, The Firebird and the Fox assuredly and imaginatively navigates the complex terrain of this eventful century.

Product code: 9781108484466

ISBN 9781108484466
No. Of Pages 346
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW158xS22
Showcasing the genius of Russian art, literature, music, and dance over a century of turmoil, Jeffrey Brooks uses the emblematic characters of the firebird and the fox to demonstrate the shared traditions, mutual influences and enduring themes that made up the dynamic cultural ecosystem that shaped these works.