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Reference guide to Russian literature

Author: Neil Cornwell; Nicole Christian
Publisher: London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This guide provides informative essays and selective bibliographies on the main writers of Russian for students and general readers. Covering all of Russian literature, this handbook emphasizes 19th- and 20th-century authors. The guide uses the Western alphabet, so anonymous works appear under their English title and are interfiled in alphabetical order with author entries. Entries for writers include a brief  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
Dictionaries
Bio-bibliography Dictionaries
Biobibliographie Dictionnaires anglais
Biographies Dictionnaires anglais
Diccionarios
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Cornwell; Nicole Christian
ISBN: 1884964109 9781884964107
OCLC Number: 38849846
Description: xl, 972 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Introductory essays. Old Russian literature / Robin Milner-Gulland --
Pre-revolutionary Russian theatre / A.D.P. Briggs --
Russian literature in the 18th century / W. Gareth Jones --
Aleksandr Pushkin : from Byron to Shakespeare / David M. Bethea --
The classic Russian novel / Richard Freeborn --
The superfluous man in Russian literature / Ellen Chances --
Women's writing in Russia / Catriona Kelly --
Russian literary theory : from the formalists to Lotman / Michael O'Toole --
Post-revolutionary Russian theatre / Birgit Beumers --
Experiment and emigration : Russian literature, 1917-1953 / Boris Lanin ; translated by David Gillespie --
Socialist realism in Soviet literature / Katerina Clark --
Thaws, freezes, and wakes : Russian literature, 1953-1991 / David Gillespie --
Russian literature in the post-Soviet period / Alla Latynina and Martin Dewhirst.
Other Titles: Russian literature
Responsibility: editor, Neil Cornwell ; associate editor, Nicole Christian.
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