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 interested in Russian and European Romanticism and in Peter the Great’s legacy in Russia. Yet his pioneering writings on montage and the role of parody in literary evolution are firmly rooted in the intellectual and cultural developments of…

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Citation: Smith, Alexandra. "Iurii Tynianov". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 April 2006 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4495, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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