Russian Montparnasse

Transnational Writing in Interwar Paris

  • Maria Rubins

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Literature book series (PMEL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Russian Montparnasse as a Transnational Community

  3. Narrating the Self

  4. Reading and Writing the “Paris Text”

  5. Challenges of the Jazz Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Maria Rubins
      Pages 113-120
  6. The Canon Re-Defined: Reading the Russian Classics in Paris

  7. Conclusion

    1. Maria Rubins
      Pages 231-235
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 236-302

About this book


This book reassesses the role of Russian Montparnasse writers in the articulation of transnational modernism generated by exile. Examining their production from a comparative perspective, it demonstrates that their response to urban modernity transcended the Russian master narrative and resonated with broader aesthetic trends in interwar Europe.


Russian Montparnasse interwar literature modern European literature Europe fiction Modernism

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Rubins
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonUK

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