The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature
By (author) Caryl Emerson
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Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature by Caryl Emerson
Book DescriptionRussian literature arrived late on the European scene. Within several generations, its great novelists 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 chronologically and thematically, juxtaposing literary texts from each major period. Detailed attention is given to canonical 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 no knowledge 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521844697
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature, Paperback (July 2008)
An engaging overview of the Russian literary tradition, with a glossary and guide to further reading.
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First Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by Caryl Emerson
Among Western critics, Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) needs no introduction. His name has been invoked in literary and cultural studies across the ideological spectrum, from old-fashioned humanist to structuralist to postmodernist. This title examines the role of his ideas in the post-Stalinist revival of the Russian literary profession.
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Author Biography - Caryl Emerson
Caryl Emerson is A. Watson Armour III Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University.
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