Contemporary Russian Satire: A Genre Studyby Karen L. Ryan-Hayes
This wide-ranging study presents an examination of the extraordinary diversity and range of satirical writing in contemporary Russian literature. Through the close analysis of seminal satirical texts written by five Russian and emigr'e authors in the 1970s and 1980s, Karen Ryan-Hayes demonstrates that formal and thematic parody is pervasive and that it provides additional levels of meaning in contemporary Russian satire.The author focuses on different sub-genres of satire and offers practical criticism on each text.
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