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The Last Years of Soviet Russian Literature : Prose Fiction 1975-1991 - Deming Bronson Brown

The Last Years of Soviet Russian Literature

Prose Fiction 1975-1991

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Published: 21st November 1994
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This is the only book, Russian or Western, that provides a comprehensive survey of developments in Russian literature over the last fifteen years of the Soviet regime.

'Concise, gracefully written, and thoroughly researched, this book is indispensable for anybody at all interested in modern Russian writing, or, for that matter, the recent history of Russia.' Maurice Friedberg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 'Teachers, students, journalists, general readers, all others who might want to learn the basic facts of the lives and works of authors from Abramov to Zolotusskii and from Petrushevskaya to Tolstaya will find what they need in this book. There is also a most valuable bibliography of Russian works translated into English. Professor Brown is judicious, level-headed, and thoroughly informative. This is a model of encylopedic coverage and concise description.' George Gibian, Goldwin Smith Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University 'This is a work which distills comprehensive knowledge of the recent Russian literary scene into a few succinct and well chosen chapters. ... the best introduction I can imagine to recent Russian prose fiction'. Geoffrey Hosking, University of London 'Professor Brown has carefully digested an impressive number of primary and secondary texts. His critical comments combine a mature scholar's detachment with the informed sympathy of one who has lived with his subject for many years. This survey leaves no doubt that Russian literature is producing writers of interest and stature as ever before.' Victor Terras, Brown University

Preface
Acknowledgements
The literary situation: publication, genres, criticism
From `stagnation' to `openness'
Retrospective writing about the Stalin period
Village prose: its peak and decline
The `forty-year-olds'
Other voices
`Tough' and `cruel' prose
New faces
Conclusion
Notes
Select bibliography
English translations of Soviet Russian prose
Index
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ISBN: 9780521408653
ISBN-10: 0521408652
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 21st November 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29