The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

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Neil Cornwell
Psychology Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 271 pages
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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 émigré 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.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION RUSSIAN LITERATURE THE FIRST THOUSAND YEARS
1
OLD RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND ITS HERITAGE
12
RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
25
FOLKLORE AND RUSSIAN LITERATURE
36
RELIGIOUS WRITING IN POSTPETRINE RUSSIA
49
PREREVOLUTIONARY RUSSIAN THEATRE
64
PUSHKIN FROM BYRON TO SHAKESPEARE
74
THE GOLDEN AGE OF RUSSIAN POETRY
89
WOMENS WRITING IN RUSSIA
150
RUSSIAN LITERARY THEORY FROM THE FORMALISTS TO LOTMAN
163
SOCIALIST REALISM IN SOVIET LITERATURE
174
EXPERIMENT AND EMIGRATION RUSSIAN LITERATURE 19171953
184
RUSSIAN POETRY SINCE 1945
197
POSTREVOLUTIONARY RUSSIAN THEATRE
209
THAWS FREEZES AND WAKES RUSSIAN LITERATURE 19531991
223
POSTSOVIET RUSSIAN LITERATURE
234

THE CLASSIC RUSSIAN NOVEL
101
THE SUPERFLUOUS MAN IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE
111
NINETEENTHCENTURY RUSSIAN THOUGHT AND LITERATURE
123
THE SILVER AGE SYMBOLISM AND POSTSYMBOLISM
136

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About the author (2001)

Neil Cornwell is Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of Bristol. He has edited the Reference Guide to Russian Literature (1998) and is the author of two books on Vladimir Odoevsky, as well as The Literary Fantastic (1990), James Joyce and the Russians (1992) and Vladimir Nabokov (1999).

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