The Last Years of Soviet Russian Literature: Prose Fiction 1975-1991
This is the only book, Russian or Western, that provides a comprehensive survey of developments in Russian literature over the last fifteen years of the Soviet regime.
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The literary situation publication genres criticism
From stagnation to openness
Retrospective writing about the Stalin period
Village prose its peak and decline
Tough and cruel prose
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The Last Soviet Avant-Garde: OBERIU - Fact, Fiction, Metafiction
Limited preview - 1997