A People Passing Rude: British Responses to Russian Culture by Anthony Cross

By Anthony Cross

defined by means of the sixteenth-century English poet George Turbervile as "a humans passing impolite, to vices vile inclin’d", the Russians waited a few 3 centuries ahead of their next cultural achievements — in track, artwork and especially literature — completed frequent attractiveness in Britain.

The essays during this stimulating assortment attest to the scope and diversity of Russia’s impression on British tradition. They stream from the early 19th century — whilst Byron despatched his hero Don Juan to fulfill Catherine the good, and an English critic sought to come back to phrases with the problem of Pushkin — to a sequence of Russian-themed exhibitions at venues together with the Crystal Palace and Earls court docket. the gathering appears at British encounters with Russian tune, the absorption with Dostoevskii and Chekhov, and finishes by way of laying off mild on Britain’s engagement with Soviet film.

Edited by means of Anthony go, one of many world’s most efficient specialists on Anglo-Russian family, 'A humans Passing impolite' is vital interpreting for someone with an curiosity in British and Russian cultures and their advanced relationship.

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