This book examines the relationship of the Russian literary phenomenon to issues of gender and creative authority, providing detailed discussion of several of the most significant women writers of the late Soviet period, among them Valeriia Narbikova, Liudmila Petrushevskaia and Nina Sadur.
1. After 1985: Russian Literature, Reform, and the 'Alternative' 2. Gender, Agency, and the Superfluous 3. Valeriia Narbikova 4. Nina Sadur 5. Liudmila Petrushevskaia 6. Conclusion: Identifying a New Tradition of Women Writers