Work of the Fellows: Fiction and Poetry; Edited Volumes; Translations;

The Wrath of Dionysus: A Novel

Nagrodskaya, Evdokia

McReynolds, Louise (Fellow, 1995-96; Fellow, 1999-00), ed.

McReynolds, Louise (Fellow, 1995-96; Fellow, 1999-00), trans.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997

From the publisher's description:

Evdokia Nagrodskaia's novel The Wrath of Dionysus, with its theme of gender roles and sexual identity, became a sensational and controversial bestseller soon after it hit Russian bookstores in 1910. Long before postmodernism suggested that gender was a social construct rather than a biological absolute, Nagrodskaia's novel put this issue before middle-class Russian audiences hungry for popular fiction. A revealing historical glimpse at the pre-revolutionary Russian middle class, but also a good old-fashioned page-turner


Subjects: Fiction and Poetry; Russian Literature; Gender Studies; Middle Class; Gender Roles; Sexual Identity; Romance; Women Authors