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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The work looks at the makers of history and the victims of history , although often
there is no clear - cut distinction between the two . The stories are not presented
in chronological order : rather , they are arranged in order to highlight the ...
Liutov dreams of buxom women and admits that he looks on the world ' as a
meadow in May - a meadow traversed by women and horses ' ( p . 99 ) ( “ как на
луг в мае , как на луг , по которому ходят женщины и KOHY ' , p . 65 ) . Indeed ...
Conversely , when Ivan Babichev finally realises that emotions such as love and
tenderness still thrive , and that his ' conspiracy ' is futile and his ' machine '
merely a figment of his imagination , he can look on reality no more : “ Valya ,
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Isaak Babel 18941940 Red Cavalry Конармия
Iurii Olesha 18991960 Envy Зависть
Boris Pasternak 18901960 Doctor Zhivago
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