The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

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In Russian history, the twentieth century was an era of unprecedented, radical transformations - changes in social systems, political regimes, and economic structures. A number of distinctive literary schools emerged, each with their own voice, specific artistic character, and ideological background. As a single-volume compendium, the Companion provides a new perspective on Russian literary and cultural development, as it unifies both emigre literature and literature written in Russia. This volume concentrates on broad, complex, and diverse sources - from symbolism and revolutionary avant-garde writings to Stalinist, post-Stalinist, and post-Soviet prose, poetry, drama, and emigre literature, with forays into film, theatre, and literary policies, institutions and theories. The contributors present recent scholarship on historical and cultural contexts of twentieth-century literary development, and situate the most influential individual authors within these contexts, including Boris Pasternak, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelstam, Mikhail Bulgakov and Anna more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139798642
  • 9781139798648

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'This Cambridge Companion features a stellar line-up of senior scholars surveying subfields that they not only have led, but sometimes also invented ... All fifteen chapters are well-written, informative and authoritative.' Robert Bird, Slavonic and East European Reviewshow more

Table of contents

Preface Evgeny Dobrenko and Marina Balina; 1. Poetry of the Silver Age Boris Gasparov; 2. Prose between Symbolism and Realism Nikolai Bogomolov; 3. Poetry of the Revolution Andrew Kahn; 4. Prose of the Revolution Boris Wolfson; 5. Utopia and the novel after the Revolution Philip Ross Bullock; 6. Socialist Realism Evgeny Dobrenko; 7. Poetry after 1930 Stephanie Sandler; 8. Russian epic novels of the Soviet period Katerina Clark; 9. Soviet prose after Stalin Marina Balina; 10. Post-Soviet literature between Realism and Postmodernism Mark Lipovetsky; 11. Exile and Russian literature David Bethea and Siggy Frank; 12. Drama and theatre Birgit Beumers; 13. Literature and film Julian Graffy; 14. Literary policies and institutions Maria Zalambani; 15. Russian critical theory Caryl more

About Evgeny Dobrenko

Evgeny Dobrenko is Professor of Russian at the University of Sheffield. Marina Balina is Isaac Funk Professor of Russian Studies at Illinois Wesleyan more

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