A People Passing Rude: British Responses to Russian Culture - cover image

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Authors

Published On

2012-11-01

ISBN

Paperback978-1-909254-10-7
Hardback978-1-909254-11-4
PDF978-1-909254-12-1
HTML978-1-80064-449-6
EPUB978-1-909254-13-8
MOBI978-1-909254-14-5

Language

  • English

Print Length

347 pages (xvi + 331)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 18 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.72" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 21 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.81" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1079g (38.06oz)
Hardback1465g (51.68oz)

Media

Illustrations26
Tables2

OCLC Number

821261988

LCCN

2019467806

BIC

  • 1DVUA
  • DS

BISAC

  • LIT004240
  • HIS032000
  • ART049000

LCC

  • DA47.65

Keywords

  • Russian literature
  • Russian art
  • Russian history
  • Anglo-Russian relations
  • Russian music
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
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A People Passing Rude

British Responses to Russian Culture

Described by the sixteenth-century English poet George Turbervile as "a people passing rude, to vices vile inclin’d", the Russians waited some three centuries before their subsequent cultural achievements—in music, art and particularly literature—achieved widespread recognition in Britain. The essays in this stimulating collection attest to the scope and variety of Russia’s influence on British culture. They move from the early nineteenth century—when Byron sent his hero Don Juan to meet Catherine the Great, and an English critic sought to come to terms with the challenge of Pushkin—to a series of Russian-themed exhibitions at venues including the Crystal Palace and Earls Court. The collection looks at British encounters with Russian music, the absorption with Dostoevskii and Chekhov, and finishes by shedding light on Britain’s engagement with Soviet film. Edited by Anthony Cross, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Anglo-Russian relations, A People Passing Rude is essential reading for anyone with an interest in British and Russian cultures and their complex relationship.

Reviews

A People Passing Rude is essential reading for anyone interested in the relationship between Britain and Russia and the Soviet Union. Anthony Cross, the doyen of this field, here adds to his many previous collections and monographs on this subject with a collection of essays in which new material, new connections and new insights emerge on almost every page.

Rebecca Beasley

Slavonica (1361-7427), vol. 20, no. 1, 2014. doi:10.1179/1361742714Z.00000000028

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Additional Resources

[website]Anthony Cross's interview on A People Passing Rude(broadcast by The Voice of Russia in June 2013)

N.B. This is an archived webpage -- in order to listen to the recording, click 'download audio file' beneath the embedded media player on the webpage. You can then open the downloaded file using your media player of choice.

Contents

By Way of Introduction: British Reception, Perception and Recognition of Russian Culture

  • Anthony Cross
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.01

Byron, Don Juan, and Russia

  • Peter Cochran
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.02

William Henry Leeds and Early British Responses to Russian Literature

  • Anthony Cross
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.03

Russian Icons through British Eyes, c. 1830-1930

  • Richard Marks
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.04

The Crystal Palace Exhibition and Britain’s Encounter with Russia

  • Scott Ruby
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.05

An ‘Extraordinary Engagement’: A Russian Opera Company in Victorian Britain

  • Tamsin Alexander
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.06

Russian Folk Tales for English Readers: Two Personalities and Two Strategies in British Translations of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

  • Tatiana Bogrdanova
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.07

‘Wilful Melancholy’ or ‘a Vigorous and Manly Optimism’?: Rosa Newmarch and the Struggle against Decadence in the British Reception of Russian Music, 1897-1917

  • Philip Ross Bullock
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.08

‘Infantine Smudges of Paint… Infantine Rudeness of Soul’: British Reception of Russian Art at the Exhibitions of the Allied Artists’ Association, 1908-1911

  • Louise Hardiman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.09

rime and Publishing: How Dostoevskii Changed the British Murder

  • Muireann Maguire
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.10

Stephen Graham and Russian Spirituality: The Pilgrim in Search of Salvation

  • Michael Hughes
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.11

Jane Harrison as an Interpreter of Russian Culture in the 1910s-1920s

  • Alexandra Smith
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.12

Aleksei Remizov’s English-language Translators: New Material

  • Marilyn Schwinn Smith
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.13

Chekhov and the Buried Life of Katherine Mansfield

  • Rachel Polonsky
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.14

A Gaul Who has Chosen Impeccable Russian as his Medium’: Ivan Bunin and the British Myth of Russia in the Early 20th Century

  • Svetlana Klimova
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.15

Russia and Russian Culture in The Criterion, 1922-1939

  • Olga Ushakova
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.16

‘Racy of the Soil’: Filipp Maliavin’s London Exhibition of 1935

  • Nicola Kozicharow
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.17

Mrs Churchill Goes to Russia: The Wartime Gift-Exchange between Britain and the Soviet Union

  • Claire Knight
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.18

‘Unity in Difference’: The Representation of Life in the Soviet Union through Isotype

  • Emma Minns
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.19

‘Sputniks and Sideboards’: Exhibiting the Soviet ‘Way of Life’ in Cold War Britain, 1961-1979

  • Verity Clarkson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.20

The British Reception of Russian Film, 1960-1990: The Role of Sight and Sound

  • Julian Graffy
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0022.21

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