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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In 1934 the Union held its first Congress , at which socialist realism was adopted
as the fundamental theory underpinning and determining the future development
of Soviet literature . The formula which encapsulates the main tenets of socialist ...
Under these conditions , Soviet writers in the 1930s no longer had the privilege of
observing and commenting on society from the outside ; they now had to engage
themselves consciously in the construction of a socialist society , thereby ...
... of socialist realism whereby the aesthetic merits of creative literature are
reduced to questions of ideological correctness ... and just how well the novel
met the demands of socialist realism can be judged by the evaluation of the
Stalinist critic ...
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Isaak Babel 18941940 Red Cavalry Конармия
Iurii Olesha 18991960 Envy Зависть
Boris Pasternak 18901960 Doctor Zhivago
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