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 novel gives an authentic picture of life because it presents a historically
accurate picture of the changing tactics of the people ' s war , and has a clear . . .
eye for the changes in the way the young people regard life , work and socialist ...
Even in the first chapter , the young Iurii , weeping at the death of his mother , is
led away from the grave and likened to a young wolf cub about to howl . That
night , Iurii and his uncle spend the night in a monastery and a storm breaks ...
Vera is described as a gazelle , gentle and timid , and the promiscuous young
Asia is like a restive horse . The young Dema , who tries to attach himself to Asia ,
is ' a kitten ' or a young suckling - pig ' , suggesting his youth and naivety .
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Isaak Babel 18941940 Red Cavalry Конармия
Iurii Olesha 18991960 Envy Зависть
Boris Pasternak 18901960 Doctor Zhivago
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