Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature

ISBN-10: 0521606527
ISBN-13: 9780521606523
Authors: Caryl Emerson
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Russian literature arrived late on the European scene. Within several generations, its great novelists had shocked - and then conquered - the world. In this introduction to the rich and vibrant Russian tradition, Caryl Emerson weaves a narrative of recurring themes and fascinations across several centuries. Beginning with traditional Russian narratives (saints' lives, folk tales, epic and rogue narratives), the book moves through literary history chronologically and thematically, juxtaposing literary texts from each major period. Detailed attention is given to canonical writers including Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov and Solzhenitsyn, as well as to some current…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Cambridge University Press Number of pages: 308 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 1.100 lbs. Language: English