1st Edition

A History of Russian Literature
Comprising 'A History of Russian Literature' and 'Contemporary Russian Literature'

ISBN 9781003155881
Published June 15, 2021 by Routledge
556 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1949, is an abridged version of Mirsky’s classic two texts on Russian literature, updated with a postscript by the editor assessing the development of Soviet literature. Beautifully written, Mirsky’s analyses of Russian writers and literature go hand in hand with his takes on Russian history. From the birth of Russian literature to its Soviet form, this book is a lively and comprehensive examination by one of its leading scholars.

Table of Contents

Part 1. To 1881  1. The Literature of Old Russia  2. The Passing of Old Russia  3. The Age of Classicism  4. The Golden Age of Poetry  5. The Age of Gogol  6. The Age of Realism: the Novelists  7. The Age of Realism: Journalists, Poets and Playwrights  8. The Age of Realism: the Novelists (II)  Part 2. After 1881  9. The End of a Great Age  10. The Eighties and Early Nineties  11. Prose Fiction After Chekhov  12. The New Movements of the Nineties  13. The Symbolists  14. Poetry After 1910

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D.S. Mirsky