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Covering well-known French writers of the Enlightenment such as, in this volume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire, as well as lesser known figures such as André Morellet, this dictionary by Spencer (Auburn U.) contains 21 alphabetical entries detailing the career accomplishments of those that promoted or fought against the values of the French enlightenment. Spencer has made a special effort to include more women writers than would normally be found in such a work. The entries are primarily devoted to the written productions of the individual profiled and offer lists of their publications, biographical essays that highlight the development of the writer's ideas, and a bibliography of works on the writer. This volume covers Marie-Catherine-Renée Darcel de Maraise to Voltaire. Other figures treated include Jean Fran<,c>ois Marmontel, Louis-Sébastion Mercier, Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière, the Marquis de Sade, and Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Suard. Also included in this volume are 18 excerpts of important works from the more prominent writers covered here and in the previous volume, as well as a checklist of further reading. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Plan of the Series xv
Introduction xvii
Fedor Aleksandrovich Abramov (1920-1983) 3
Chingiz Aitmatov (1928- ) 9
Vassily Aksyonov (Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov) (1932- ) 15
Andrei Amalrik (1938-1980) 35
Natal'ia Vladimirovna Baranskaia (1908- ) 40
Vasilii Ivanovich Belov (1932- ) 46
Andrei Georgievich Bitov (1937- ) 52
Iurii Vasil'evich Bondarev (1924- ) 64
Lidiia Chukovskaia (1907-1996) 72
Iulii Daniel' (Nikolai Arzhak) (1925-1988) 77
Vladimir Dmitrievich Dudintsev (1918-1998) 83
Evgeniia Ginzburg (1904-1977) 89
Lidiia Iakovlevna Ginzburg (1902-1990) 95
Anatolii Tikhonovich Gladilin (1935- ) 103
Daniil Granin (1918- ) 108
Irina Grekova (Elena Sergeevna Venttsel') (1907-2002) 115
Fazil' Abdulevich Iskander (1929- ) 120
Iurii Pavlovich Kazakov (1927-1982) 138
Anatolii Kuznetsov (A. Anatoly) (1929-1979) 150
Vladimir Emel'ianovich Maksimov (1930-1995) 155
Nadezhda Iakovlevna Mandel'shtam (1899-1980) 164
Vladimir Rafailovich Maramzin (1934- ) 172
Iurii Markovich Nagibin (1920-1994) 177
Viktor Platonovich Nekrasov (1911-1987) 187
Vera Fedorovna Panova (1905-1973) 194
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) 202
Valentin Grigor'evich Rasputin (1937- ) 230
Anatolii Naumovich Rybakov (1911-1994) 242
Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov (1907-1982) 250
Vasilii Makarovich Shukshin (1929-1974) 266
Konstantin Mikhailovich Simonov (1915-1979) 280
Andrei Siniavsky (Abram Tertz) (1925-1997) 296
Vladimir Alekseevich Soloukhin (1924-1997) 317
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918- ) 324
Arkadii Natanovich Strugatsky (1925-1991) and Boris Natanovich Strugatsky (1933- ) 356
Vladimir Fedorovich Tendriakov (1923-1984) 366
Iurii Valentinovich Trifonov (1925-1981) 373
Aleksandr Valentinovich Vampilov (A. Sanin) (1937-1972) 387
Georgii Vladimov (1931-2003) 397
Vladimir Nikolaevich Voinovich (1932- ) 406
Sergei Pavlovich Zalygin (1913-2000) 422
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zinov'ev (1922- ) 429
Checklist of Further Readings 437
Contributors 443
Cumulative Index 447
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