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Central Asia in Contemporary Russian Literature

Among Nostalgia, Trauma and Orientalism

Dmitry Novokhatskiy    Università degli Studi di Catania, Italia    

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abstract

Central Asia in contemporary Russian literature is represented by two main discourses, Nostalgia discourse and New Orientalism discourse. This article follows a diachronic perspective in an attempt to understand their origins, the characteristics of the Tashkent text and the Tajikistan text in literature, as well as historical and cultural factors which led to the present-day image of Central Asia in Russian culture, from the first Orientalist works through hybridisation processes to the collapse of the USSR and the Post-Soviet trauma. As a sample of contemporary literature, novels by Dina Rubina, Suhbat Aflatuni, Andrey Volos, Yevgeny Chizhov and other writers are analysed.

Published
Oct. 22, 2020
Accepted
May 12, 2020
Submitted
April 2, 2020
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-454-7
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-453-0

Keywords: the OtherCentral AsiaRussian LiteratureNew OrientalismNostalgia

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