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Between Heaven and Hell : A Thousand Years of the Russian Artistic Experience

Between Heaven and Hell : A Thousand Years of the Russian Artistic Experience - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0670875689

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ISBN13: 978-0670875689
ISBN10: 0670875686
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Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1998
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Between Heaven and Hell : A Thousand Years of the Russian Artistic Experience - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0670875689

W. Bruce Lincoln

ISBN13: 978-0670875689
ISBN10: 0670875686
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

In this sweeping tale of history, one of America's leading Russian historians examines Russia's rich artistic legacy through the prism of its social and political history, synthesizing accounts of music, painting, architecture, literature, iconography, ballet, and cinema. Gorgeously illustrated and exhaustively researched, Between Heaven and Hell brims with the silent mysteries of Byzantine Christianity, the dazzling Imperial splendor of the czars, and the poignant return of brutalized exiles to their homeland.

Assessing the creative struggles and triumphs of such figures as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky, Pavlova, Chagall, Pasternak, Eisenstein, Diagilev, Solzhenitzyn, and Brodsky, W. Bruce Lincoln shows how the collision of social contradictions, imported art forms, and creative genius gave birth to the quintessential Russian experience.

Author Bio

Lincoln, W. Bruce : Northern Illinois University

W. Bruce Lincoln, professor of Russian history at Northern Illinois University, is an acclaimed Russian scholar and author of Nicholas I, The Romanovs, In War's Dark Shadow, Passage Through Armageddon, and Red Victory.

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