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The Cambridge companion to twentieth-century Russian literature / edited by Evgeny Dobrenko and Marina Balina.



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Publication date:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Book
  • xxiv, 297 p. ; 23 cm.
Title Variation:
Companion to twentieth-century Russian literature
Twentieth-century Russian literature
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 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 Emerson.
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Publisher's Summary:
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 Akhmatova.
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Dobrenko, E. A. (Evgeniĭ Aleksandrovich)
Balina, Marina.
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