The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature by Evgeny DobrenkoThe Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature by Evgeny Dobrenko

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

EditorEvgeny Dobrenko, Marina Balina

Paperback | March 21, 2011

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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 émigré 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 émigré 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.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 21, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521698049

ISBN - 13:9780521698047

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Table of Contents

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.