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Russian Literature and the Classics

1st Edition

Edited by Peter I. Barta, David H. J. Larmour, Paul Allen Miller


248 pages

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Russian Literature and the Classics attempts to fill a gap. To date there has been no book-length, systematic study of the impact of antiquity on Russian literature and culture. While by no means claiming to offer a comprehensive approach, the authors focus on various aspects of the influence which the Classics have had on Russian literature at particularly significant junctures - the beginning of the nineteenth century; the age of the great Russian realist novel; the "Silver Age"; Stalin's terror; the "Thaw" after 1956; and the period just before the collapse of Soviet society. In their introductory essay the editors offer an overview of the Classical Tradition. In it, they provide an insight into the contrasting ways in which that tradition manifested itself in the literatures of Western Europe and of Russia.


'By focusing on the relationship between Russian literature and classical antiquity, this work admirably fulfills the stated purpose. Arranged chronologically, this volume examines significant junctures in Russian literary history.'

About the Editors

Peter I. Barta is a lecturer in Russian Studies at the University of Surrey in England. David H. J. Larmour is an associate professor and chair of Classics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Paul Allen Miller is an assistant professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Texas Tech.

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Routledge Harwood Studies in Russian and European Literature

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