Reference Guide to Russian Literature

Author: University Prof of Russian and Comparative Literature Neil Cornwell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964107
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This guide provides informative essays and selective bibliographies on the main writers of Russian for students and general readers. Covering all of Russian literature, this handbook emphasizes 19th- and 20th-century authors. The guide uses the Western alphabet, so anonymous works appear under their English title and are interfiled in alphabetical order with author entries. Entries for writers include a brief biography, a list of the writer's primary works in chronological order, a selected list of bibliographies, and critical studies. The guide begins with 13 detailed essays that cover most periods, topics, and genres of Russian literature. This reference source belongs in all libraries with large literature collections".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

Author: Neil Cornwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134569076
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular emphasis is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when Russian literature achieved world-wide recognition through the works of writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov and Solzhenitsyn. Covering a range of subjects including women's writing, Russian literary theory, socialist realism and émigré writing, leading international scholars open up the wonderful diversity of Russian literature. With recommended lists of further reading and an excellent up-to-date general bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is the perfect guide for students and general readers alike.

Handbook of Russian Literature

Author: Victor Terras
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300048681
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This first encyclopedia of its kind in English covers ten centuries of Russian literature and includes nearly 1,000 entries by leading scholars. It will be an indispensable guide for students or the general reader. Book jacket.

Russian Literature A Very Short Introduction

Author: Catriona Kelly
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191577505
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is intended to capture the interest of anyone who has been attracted to Russian culture through the greats of Russian literature, either through the texts themselves, or encountering them in the cinema, or opera. Rather than a conventional chronology of Russian literature, the book will explore the place and importance of literature of all sorts in Russian culture. How and when did a Russian national literature come into being? What shaped its creation? How have the Russians regarded their literary language? The book will uses the figure of Pushkin, 'the Russian Shakespeare' as a recurring example as his work influenced every Russian writer who came after hime, whether poets or novelists. It will look at such questions as why Russian writers are venerated, how they've been interpreted inside Russia and beyond, and the influences of such things as the folk tale tradition, orthodox religion, and the West ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Lectures on Literature

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547541325
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For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

Author: Terence Wade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351494
Format: PDF
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The third edition of Terence Wade’s A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, newly updated and revised, offers the definitive guide to current Russian usage. Provides the most complete, accurate and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian available on the market Includes up-to-date material from a wide range of literary and non-literary sources, including Russian government websites Features a comprehensive approach to grammar exposition Retains the accessible yet comprehensive coverage of the previous edition while adding updated examples and illustrations, as well as insights into several new developments in Russian language usage since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991

Translation and the Making of Modern Russian Literature

Author: Brian James Baer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628927984
Format: PDF
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Brian James Baer explores the central role played by translation in the construction of modern Russian identity from the early eighteenth century to today. Russia's status as a multi-lingual empire with a polyglot elite made translation into a fact of life for many Russians, and following Peter I's policy of forced Westernization, translation became a widely discussed and highly visible practice. Russia's accumulation of Western cultural capital through translation, however, occurred at a time when the Romantic obsession with originality was marginalizing translation as mere imitation. Moreover, while translation was heavily promoted as service to the nation and the empire, it was also viewed as an avenue for the dissemination of dangerous "foreign" ideas, and in fact became a defining practice of Russia's oppositional intelligentsia. Translation and the Making of Modern Russian Literature offers a re-reading of seminal works of the Russian literary canon through the lens of contemporary translation studies, revealing translation to be a highly ambivalent site for Romantic nation-building. The awareness on the part of Russian writers that their literature, and by extension, their cultural identity, was "born in translation" produced a sustained critique of Romantic authorship and national identity that would become a defining theme of modern Russian literature.