Rev. ed. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
709 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 615-652) and index.
Preface-- 1. The literature of old Russia, 988-1730 Jostein Bortnes-- 2. The eighteenth century: neoclassicism and the Enlightenment 1730-90 Ilya Serman-- 3. The transition to the modern age: sentimentalism and preromanticism, 1790-1820 Mark Altshuller-- 4. The nineteenth century: romanticism, 1820-40 John Mersereau Jr-- 5. The nineteenth century: the natural school and its aftermath, 1840-55 Richard Peace-- 6. The nineteenth century: the age of realism, 1855-80 Richard Freeborn-- 7. The nineteenth century: between realism and modernism, 1880-95 Julian Connolly-- 8. Turn of a century: modernism, 1895-1925 Evelyn Bristol-- 9. The twentieth century: the era of socialist realism, 1925-53 Victor Terras-- 10. The twentieth century: in search of new ways, 1953-80 Geoffrey Hosking-- 11. Russian literature in the 1980s Efim Ethird-- Bibliography Charles Moser-- Index.
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An updated edition of this comprehensive narrative history, first published in 1989, incorporating a new chapter on the latest developments in Russian literature and additional bibliographical information. The individual chapters are by well-known specialists, and provide chronological coverage from the medieval period on, giving particular attention to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and including extensive discussion of works written outside the Soviet Union. The book is accessible to students and non-specialists, as well as to scholars of literature, and provides a wealth of information. (source: Nielsen Book Data)