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Tynianov, Yuri (1894–1943) By McEwan, Andrew

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1376-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 12 April 2024, from


Born in Vitebsk, present-day Belarus, Yuri Nikolaevich Tynianov (Юрий Николаевич Тынянов) was a leading Russian and Soviet literary theorist, historian and novelist as well as a member of the Russian formalists. Alongside Roman Jakobson (1896–1982), Vladimir Propp (1895–1970) and Viktor Shklovsky (1893–1984), Tynianov worked toward a description of literature by reference only to the formal characteristics and language of the work itself, without relying on historical or biographical descriptions to generate meaningful readings.

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