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The Writer in Petrograd and the House of Arts


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Introduction; 1. The House of Arts: Foundations; Origins of the House of Arts; A New Venue for the Arts; 2. Petrograd: Contested Spaces (1919-1920); Petrograders in No Man's Land: Tensions at the Borders of Change; The City and the Museum: ""Is Petrograd Beautiful?""; 3. The Domains of Art; ""Two or 222 Russias?""; Extended Dimensions and the Return of a Poet; Fall Program, 1920; 4. House of Arts: A Published Image; Under Review: In the Shadow of Kronshtadt; New Configurations: The Literature of ""Today""; Summer Retreats: Kholomki and Petrograd; 5. Voice and Performance; The ""Living Word"" of Literature; The Writer and the Voice of the Performer; 6. Contested Figures: Image, Audience, and Authority; Judging Nekrasov: The Man and the Poet; Anxiety of Performance Before the Work; Contending for the Future: ""Nekrasov Days""; 7. An Elusive Renaissance; Comings and Goings; 1922: The House's Third Year Begins; A Defining Image?; Closing Movements; 8. The ""Third Way"": On the Borders of Fiction and Memoir; A Literary ""Business Club""; Outline of a Voyage; Coda: The House of Arts Reconsidered - In the Ship's Wake; Reflections and Conclusion.

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Martha Wetizel Hickey is an associate professor of Russian literature and director of international studies at Portland State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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