The Twentieth-century Russian Novel: An Introduction
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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Babel' further pokes fun at Christian values and myths when he introduces the
character Sashka the Christ. Sashka, a shepherd, has been given the nickname '
Christ' because of his meekness. He is therefore a pastoral figure, and so ...
... of Christ and the resurrection for the whole of human history, thoughts which
undoubtedly belong to Pasternak himself: As ... of nature but in history, and that
history as we know it now began with Christ, it was founded by Him on the
'Christmas Star' ('PoacaecTBeHCKaa 3Be3aa') concerns the birth of Christ; '
Daybreak' ('PaccBeT') tells of the poet's joy in hearing of an old friend, and he
compares his sudden emotion to the bursting into life of the city in the early
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Isaak Babel 18941940 Red Cavalry KompMun
IuriiOlesha 18991960 Envy 3aeucmb
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