Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel (Paperback)
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Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 340 Pages / Published: 30/04/1998
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521479097
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 234 x 151 x 20 mm


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'The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel is a provocative and challenging read ... Cambridge University Press has offered once again an excellent thematic study of a tradition that has produced some of the most profound, psychologically insightful, and spiritually challenging texts - those of the classic Russian novelist.' Moscow Tribune
"The 14 essays in this useful guide cover salient thematic, cultural, and ideological features of the 19th- and 20th-century Russian novel and its common ground with the Western novel. For collections supporting studies of Russian literature at the upper-division undergraduate level and above." Choice
"This book is a `real companion' to Slavic scholars, a boon to students of Russian literature, and informative for readers generally interested in finding out how any or all of those themes are tackled in Russian novels. I congratulate the editors for bringing out as much needed book which gives an overview into some of the basic topics that we discuss when dealing with novels. What is amazing is that the book contains articles written by the foremost scholars in the field in a very clear, simple, straightforward style, making it a useful book as reference to specialists and an enlightening guide for novices." Radha Balasubramanian, The Russian Review
"When one thinks of a single work that could serve as a comprehensive guide to the Russian novel this book must surely stand at or near the top of any list...erudite and often brillian essays...This superb volum is a must for anyone interesting in understanding [the Russian novelistic tradtion]. Canadian Slavonic Papers
"...The Classic Russian Novel is a well-conceived, insightful, and thought-provoking study that will be of interest to any serious student of the Russian novel." David Gasperetti, Slavic Review
"...this collection comprises a unique and valuable contribution to the field." Rebecca Epstein Matveyev, Slavic and East European Journal

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