The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel / Edition 1

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Overview

The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel offers a thematic account of a tradition that produced some of the most influential novels of the western world. In newly-commissioned essays by prominent scholars, the work of Pushkin, Dostoevskii, Tolstoi, Turgenev, Bulgakov, Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn and many others is described and discussed. There is a chronology and guide to further reading, and all quotations are in English. The volume will be invaluable for students, scholars and anyone interested in the Russian novel.
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Editorial Reviews

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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521479097
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/1998
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Editors' preface
Acknowledgments
Note on transliteration and translation
Chronology
1 Introduction 1
2 The city 21
3 The countryside 41
4 Politics 63
5 Satire 86
6 Religion 104
7 Psychology and society 130
8 Philosophy in the nineteenth-century novel 150
9 The Romantic tradition 171
10 The Realist tradition 190
11 The Modernist tradition 210
12 Novelistic technique 233
13 Gender 251
14 Theory 271
Guide to further reading 294
Index 298
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