Literary Russia: A Guide

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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Russian writers have always played a distinct role in the spiritual, intellectual, and political lives of their readers. Russia has more literary museums than any other country and its cultural history is imbued with rich literary history. The authors of this unique book have combined a veritable literary tour of Russia with an absorbing read about Russia, its writers, and its literary gems. Includes all the major literary museums (the former homes of Dostoevsky, Pushkin, and Nabokov, among others), as well as the sites of some of the most important scenes of Russian literature. Readers can trace the steps of Raskolnikov through St. Petersburg or follow Esenin's Bohemian life in Moscow. Any fan of Russian literature -- armchair travelers and visitors to Russia alike -- will find the book absorbing and informative. Geographical regions include Moscow and the surrounding region; St. Petersburg; Leningrad; European Russia; the Caucasus; and Siberia. Includes black-and-white maps and photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585674442
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/27/2007
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 1.68 (d)

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