Russian Literature A Very Short Introduction

The development of the 'Pushkin myth' (the writer as 'the founding father of Russian literature') raises all kinds of interesting questions about how literary history is made, about how the idea of a 'national literature' comes into ...

Russian Literature  A Very Short Introduction

This text explores the place and importance of literature of all sorts in Russian culture and aims to answer the questions: How and when did a Russian national literature come into being? and What shaped its creation?

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Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Catriona Kelly
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-23 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

This text explores the place and importance of literature of all sorts in Russian culture and aims to answer the questions: How and when did a Russian national literature come into being? and What shaped its creation?
Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Jonathan Stone
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Russian literature is most celebrated for its Romantic and modernist poetry and 19th-century novels. While literary traditions of varying sorts have been part of Slavic and Russian culture for over a millennium, it is only since the 18th century that they came to resemble literature from the West. The Historical
Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Catriona Kelly
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-23 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

This book is intended to capture the interest of anyone who has been attracted to Russian culture through the greats of Russian literature, either through the texts themselves, or encountering them in the cinema, or opera. Rather than a conventional chronology of Russian literature, the book will explore the place
Translation and the Making of Modern Russian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Brian James Baer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-19 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Brian James Baer explores the central role played by translation in the construction of modern Russian literature. Peter I's policy of forced Westernization resulted in translation becoming a widely discussed and highly visible practice in Russia, a multi-lingual empire with a polyglot elite. Yet Russia's accumulation of cultural capital through
Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Russian
Language: en
Pages: 792
Authors: Smorodinskaya,
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge

This addition to the highly successful Contemporary Cultures series covers the period from period 1953, with the death of Stalin, to the present day. Both ‘Russian’ and ‘Culture’ are defined broadly. ‘Russian’ refers to the Soviet Union until 1991 and the Russian Federation after 1991. Given the diversity of the