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054. Nihilism in Russian Literature -- Maya Slater and Nicolas Pasternak Slater
Episode 5424th August 2022 • Everyday Anarchism • Graham Culbertson
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This week we will survey nihilism in Russian literature with Maya Slater and Nicolas Pasternak Slater, translators of a new edition of Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Children. Turgenev's novel introduced nihilism as an idea to an entire generation of Russian dissidents - including Kropotkin. Join me as the Slaters show how nihilism is portrayed in this epoch-making novel, as well as famous depictions of nihilism in Russian writers from Gogol to Dostoevsky.




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