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On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

Leah Feldman


On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus explores the idea of the Russian and Soviet “East” as a political, aesthetic and scientific system of ideas that contributed to the construction of Soviet discourses of ethnicity, empire, and literary modernity during the tumultuous first two decades of the twentieth century, from 1905 to 1929. It exposes connections between literary works, political essays, and orientalist history, geography, and ethnology written by Russian and Azeri Turkic Muslim writers and thinkers, many of whom have been unknown to Anglophone readers unti ... More

Keywords: Eurasianism, Anti-imperialism, Orientalism, Geopolitics, Global Avant-gardes/Modernisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501726507
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501726507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leah Feldman, author
University of Chicago

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