Graham Weaver
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Book Review: Yuri Tynianov’s “Permanent Evolution: Selected Essays on Literature, Theory, and Film”

Despite his sizable contributions to Russian Formalism, Yuri Tynianov remains a largely understudied figure in the West. Whether a victim of canonization or cross-cultural barriers, his work continues to evade anthologies and course syllabi outside of Slavic Studies departments, much to the detriment of literary studies. Ainsley Morse and Philip Redko’s translated volume “Permanent Evolution: Selected Essays on Literature, Theory and Film” (Academic Studies Press, 2019) seeks to buck this trend.

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