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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Style and Imagery Red Cavalry is about life on the edge , where death is ever
present and everyday life is experienced in its extreme manifestations of violence
and sex . The work looks at the makers of history and the victims of history ...
The enemy to be conquered is now nature , although a group of bandits led by a
certain Orlik also present occasional problems . Pavel and the volunteers labour
amid incredible hardship in the rain , mud and cold , with an irregular food ...
The whole novel offers a parody of Soviet society where literature and life
become blurred , as do the distinction between author and hero , past and
present . The image of the duel becomes dominant , and can be extended from
that between ...
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Isaak Babel 18941940 Red Cavalry Конармия
Iurii Olesha 18991960 Envy Зависть
Boris Pasternak 18901960 Doctor Zhivago
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