'Oo-la-la' and 'No-no-no': Odintsova as Woman Alone in Fathers and Children
A Plot of Her Own: The Female Protagonist in Russian Literature
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A Plot of Her Own presents compelling new readings of major texts in the Russian literary canon, all of which are readily available in translation. The female protagonists in the works examined are inextricably linked with the fundamental issues raised by the novels they inform; the interpretations offered strive not to be reductive or doctrinaire, not to be imposed from the outside but to arise from the texts themselves and the historical circumstances in which they were written. Authors discussed include Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Bulgakov, and the novels considered range from Fathers and Children to Zamyatin's anti-Utopian We. Throughout, the contributors new visions expand our understanding of the words and reveal new significance in them.
Costlow, J. (1995). 'Oo-la-la' and 'No-no-no': Odintsova as Woman Alone in Fathers and Children. In Sona Stephan Hoisington (Ed.), A Plot of Her Own: The Female Protagonist in Russian Literature (pp. 21-32). Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.