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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13 We should also take note of composers ' names that feature in the novel :
Berlioz , Stravinskii and Rimskii , all testifying to the importance of the theme of
artistic creativity . This theme also includes the act of creativity itself , and the truth
The author is thus asking fundamental questions about truth and reality , not only
historical truth but also the basis of faith in the Christian world , and thus the
nature of the world we live in . Did Christ exist ? Berlioz thinks not , and Matthew '
Dream , fantasy and magic reveal the truth about people and the material world .
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 ...
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Evgenii Zamiatin 18841937 We Mb
Mikhail Bulgakov 189140 The Master
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