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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Kavalerov ' s problems with the modern world are subsumed into his inability to
cope even with the simplest aspects of everyday reality : Things don ' t like me .
Furniture tries to trip me . Once some sort of lacquered corner literally bit me .
By making things seem small and miniature , he can thus assert his superiority
over them . Whereas Kavalerov is always seeing ... 13 Consequently , there are
many references to things as they seem or appear to be . 14 Mirrors are
Perspective and angles of vision make things seem different , depending on
whether they are viewed from afar , from above , from below or from the side ;
only thus is Kavalerov able to cope with things . He looks down at a tugboat on
the river ...
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Isaak Babel 18941940 Red Cavalry Конармия
Iurii Olesha 18991960 Envy Зависть
Boris Pasternak 18901960 Doctor Zhivago
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