This book offers a selection of papers on Russian literature, of the Soviet period, presented at the IVth World Congress for Soviet and East European studies in 1990. The papers range from studies of the experimental prose and drama of the 1920s and early 1930s to examinations of the "cruel realism" of some young writers of the Gorbachev era, and of the way that Stalin and Stalinism are now being represented in Russian literature in the age of glasnost, with art spurring historians out to seek answers to questions about Russia's recent past. The articles, by Russian and Western scholars, consider the strong didactic strain in Russian literature as well as the "pure" art of surrealist Daniil Kharms (writing in the 1920s and 1930s) and the contemporary short-story writer Tatyana Tolstaya.
Series: Selected Papers from the Fourth World Congress for Soviet &
Number Of Pages: 187
Published: 30th September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3