Literary Russia: A Guide

Literary Russia: A Guide

by Anna Benn, Rosamund Bartlett
     
 

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This work takes the reader on a literary tour of Russia from the streets of Bulgakov's Moscow to the country estates of Tolstoy which can be read as an overview of Russian literature or used as a guide to a trip around Russia. Beginning with Moscow the book paints a picture of the most important literary sites in Moscow from the homes of writers like Pushkin and…  See more details below

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This work takes the reader on a literary tour of Russia from the streets of Bulgakov's Moscow to the country estates of Tolstoy which can be read as an overview of Russian literature or used as a guide to a trip around Russia. Beginning with Moscow the book paints a picture of the most important literary sites in Moscow from the homes of writers like Pushkin and Mayakovsky, to the streets where important literary scenes take place. It then describes the areas around Moscow, travels to St Petersburg, and onwards throughout the country building a map of Russia.

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Library Journal
For book lovers, literary Russia is as vast as one can imagine. Not only are the writers famous in their own right, but the scenes from Russian literature are remarkable as well. Bartlett, a literary translator and writer on Russian culture, and Benn (editor, The Insight Guide to Russia) have compiled a marvelous tool to help those interested in Russian literature find their way. They include sketches of all the major writers, the museums devoted to them, and the sites where they lived and worked, dividing the book into sections of the country (e.g., Moscow, St. Petersburg). One only wishes that more photographs had been included (there are only 36), and some readers may have problems with the arrangement of the book into geographical sections. Listing the writers alphabetically would have worked better, though a very good index is included. Still, browsing this book will make you want to hop a flight to Russia and start the sightseeing. Recommended for all libraries.-Ron Ratliff, Kansas State Univ. Lib., Manhattan Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585674442
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
12/27/2007
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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