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Odoevsky's Four Pathways into Modern Fiction: A Comparative Study

Neil Cornwell


This book takes four stories by the Russian Romantic author Vladimir Odoevsky to illustrate ‘pathways’, developed further by subsequent writers, into modern fiction. Featured here are: the artistic (musical story), the rise of science fiction, psychic aspects of the detective story and of confession in the novel. The four chapters also examine the development of the featured categories by a wide range of subsequent writers in fiction ranging from the Romantic period up to the present century. The study works backwards from Odoevsky's stories, noting respective previous examples or traditions, ... More

Keywords: Russian Romantic author, Vladimir Odoevsky, novelistic confession, musical story, science fiction, detective fiction, arts in literature, fictional artistic biography, interplanetary flight, civilisations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082092
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082092.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Cornwell, author