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 Life and Adventures of Matthew Pavlichenko ' is recounted in the first person
by Pavlichenko himself , complete with reverential forms of reference for the
former landowners on whom he is at the time avenging himself . " Similarly , only
4 Plot , Theme and Characterization In order to understand fully Envy , Olesha ' s
own statement from the 1934 Soviet Writers ' Congress should be borne in mind .
He opened his address as follows : In every person there is good and there is ...
The novel is divided into two parts , a first - person narrative as seen through the
eyes of Nikolai Kavalerov , the main character , and a conventional third - person
narrative related by the author himself . The plot is little more than an account of ...
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Isaak Babel 18941940 Red Cavalry Конармия
Iurii Olesha 18991960 Envy Зависть
Boris Pasternak 18901960 Doctor Zhivago
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