Iurii Tynianov

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Iurii Tynianov, one of the most significant representatives of the Formalist school, influenced many prominent literary and cultural studies theorists of the twentieth-century including Georg Lukács, Tzvetan Todorov, Iurii Lotman and Lidiia Ginzburg. His main contributions to Russian literary theory include his books Problemy stikhotvornogo iazyka [The Problem of Verse Language, 1924], Arkhaisty i novatory [Archaists and Innovators, 1929] and Poetika. Istoriia literatury. Kino [Poetics. Literary History. Cinema, 1977]. Tynianov was especially …

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Smith, Alexandra. "Iurii Tynianov". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 April 2006
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