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- DescriptionRussian literature arrived late on the European scene. Within several generations, its great velists had shocked - and then conquered - the world. In this introduction to the rich and vibrant Russian tradition, Caryl Emerson weaves a narrative of recurring themes and fascinations across several centuries. Beginning with traditional Russian narratives (saints' lives, folk tales, epic and rogue narratives), the book moves through literary history chrologically and thematically, juxtaposing literary texts from each major period. Detailed attention is given to canical writers including Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov and Solzhenitsyn, as well as to some current bestsellers from the post-Communist period. Fully accessible to students and readers with kwledge of Russian, the volume includes a glossary and pronunciation guide of key Russian terms as well as a list of useful secondary works. The book will be of great interest to students of Russian as well as of comparative literature.
- Author BiographyCaryl Emerson is A. Watson Armour III Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University.
- Author(s)Caryl Emerson
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication10/07/2008
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCambridge Introductions to Literature
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note1 b/w illus. 1 map
- Weight580 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
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