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A Systems Approach to Literature
Mythopoetics of Chekhov's Four Major Plays
The analysis of the mythopoetics of a literary work involves the search for mythological archetypes, parallels, paradigms, and motives in a literary text. In a new attempt at an integrated vision of literary works, Zubarev presents a comprehensive approach on the basis of mythopoetics. Her theory is verified through a close examination of four of Chekhov's major plays: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. Zubarev presents a compelling approach to literary analysis, and explores the enigmatic roots of Chekhov's universal significance. Her mythopoetic study sheds light on why Chekhov's plays are moving in any language and in any time
           
Vera Zubarev (V. Ulea) is a literary critic, writer, film director, the author of 14 books of prose, poetry, and literary criticism. She teaches courses on literature and decision making at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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Copyright 1999-2010  by Ulita Productions
Vera Zubarev (V.Ulea)
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 96-25009
ISBN: 0-313-30193-X
ISSN: 0738-9345
Contributions to the study of world literature
First published in 1997 by Greenwood Press,
88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881
Printed in the United States of America
Copyright 1997 by Vera Zubarev
Preface
1. Systems Approach and the Mytholiterary Continuum
2. The Seagull: Decaying Arcadia
3. Uncle Vanya: "The Iliad" of Domestic Scope
4. Three Sisters: An Army Without a General or  The Weedy Tree of Life
5. The Sour Cherry Orchard: A Wandering Land
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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