Fedor Aleksandrovich Abramov (1920-83) was one of the leading representatives of the Russian village prose movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In this work, scholars from the United States and abroad draw on Abramov's works, his diaries, and his private writings as sources for examining Abramov's place within the village prose movement and within Anglo-American theories of cultural reception. The text includes an essay by Abramov's widow, as well as translations of passages from Abramov's diaries and of his famous piece, "A Journey Into the Past". Contributors include: Gilda Baikovich, Alla Iur'evna Bol'shakova, David Gillespie, Liudmila Krutikova-Abramova, Boris Aleksandrovich Lanin, Kathleen Parthe, and Georgii Alekseevich Tsvetov.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press