Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
xxvi, 312 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-297) and index.
Acknowledgements-- Notes on contributors-- Chronology-- Editors' preface Malcolm V. Jones and Robin Feuer Miller-- 1. Introduction Malcolm V. Jones-- Part I. The Setting: 2. The city Robert Maguire-- 3. The countryside Hugh MacLean-- Part II. The Culture: 4. Politics Gareth Jones-- 5. Satire Lesley Milne-- 6. Religion Jostein Bortnes-- 7. Psychology and society Andrew Wachtel-- 8. Philosophy in the nineteenth-century novel Gary Saul Morson-- Part III: The Literary Tradition: 9. The romantic tradition Susanne Fusso-- 10. The realist tradition Victor Terras-- 11. The modernist tradition Robert Russell-- Part IV. Structures and Readings: 12. Novelistic technique Robert Belknap-- 13. Gender Barbara Heldt-- 14. Theory Caryl Emerson-- Guide to further reading-- Index.
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Many Russian novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have made a huge impact, not only inside the boundaries of their own country but across the western world. The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel offers a thematic account of these novels, in fourteen newly-commissioned essays by prominent European and North American scholars. There are chapters on the city, the countryside, politics, satire, religion, psychology, philosophy; the romantic, realist and modernist traditions; and technique, gender and theory. In this context the work of Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Bulgakov, Nabokov, Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn, among others, is described and discussed. There is a chronology and guide to further reading; all quotations are in English. This volume will be invaluable not only for students and scholars but for anyone interested in the Russian novel. (source: Nielsen Book Data)