The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular emphasis is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when Russian literature achieved world-wide recognition through the works of writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov and Solzhenitsyn. Covering a range of subjects including women's writing, Russian literary theory, socialist realism and AcmigrAc writing, leading international scholars open up the wonderful diversity of Russian literature. With recommended lists of further reading and an excellent up-to-date general bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is the perfect guide for students and general readers alike.The present book does assume a certain amount of literary knowledge and at least a vague familiarity with Russian history and culture. ... While there is here a certain coverage of early Russian literature and a chapter surveying the eighteenth century, the bulk of this ... Russian Literature in English (Ann Arbor, 1990), and relevant volumes in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, as well as the mainanbsp;...

Title:The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature
Author:Neil Cornwell
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2001-01


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