The Twentieth-century Russian Novel: An Introduction
Berg, 1996 - 179 pagina's
Eight of Russia's most popular and significant novels are presented in this important new guide for students. Works include:
- "We" by Evgenii Zamiatin
- "Red Cavalry" by Isaak Babel
- "Envy" by Iurii Olesha
- "How the Steel Was Tempered" by Nikolai Ostrovskii
- "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov
- "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak
- "Cancer Ward" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
- "Pushkin House" by Andrei Bitov
In each chapter, David Gillespie examines one novel in detail and explores the career of the author and the critical reception of the work. Throughout, considerable reference is made to recently published scholarship and archival materials to provide students and scholars of Russian and Comparative Literature with a guide to these important Russian authors and their place in the world of literature. The book also includes an extensive bibliography of secondary literature and contains textual references in both the original Russian and in English translation.
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The treatment of the character of Bezdomnyi is of interest as the only example of
character development in the novel. When we first meet him in Patriarchs' Ponds
he is a conformist and pliant member of the literary community. With Berlioz's ...
Finally, there are various levels of the novel's preoccupation with literature, from
the satirical attacks on the writing community to the calling of the writer and then
deeper to the role of literature as a repository of truth. The novel, then, is more ...
is to Tolstoi's short novel The Death of Ivan Il'ich (Cjuepmb Heana Hnbma, 1886).
Ivan Il'ich is a rich landowner who falls ill with cancer and, as he dies, takes stock
of his past life and the values he has lived by, coming to scorn the corruption ...
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