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The Cambridge History of Russian Literature

The Cambridge History of Russian Literature

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  • Editor: Charles Moser, George Washington University, Washington DC
Jostein Bortnes, Ilya Serman, Mark Altshuller, John Mersereau Jr, Richard Peace, Richard Freeborn, Julian Connolly, Evelyn Bristol, Victor Terras, Geoffrey Hosking, Charles Moser
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  • Date Published: May 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521425674

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  • An updated edition of this comprehensive narrative history, containing a new chapter on Russian literature of the 1980s and additional bibliographical information.

    • Contains new chapter on latest developments (to Summer 1991), bibliography has been updated, and corrections have been made in other chapters
    • Narrative structure enables students and browsers to see particular writers and works in their wider context, unlike alphabetically-organised volumes and a good index facilitates the finding of specific information
    • Lots of book for your money
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...the Cambridge history offers some important insights." Vasily Rudich, New Criterion

    "...offers a solid introduction to its subject matter." Choice

    " immensely useful book." The Times Higher Education Supplement

    "Professor Moser has had no easy task, and the overall result is a testimony to his very considerable skills as an editor. He facilitates the transition from one period to the next by furnishing at the beginning of each chapter a brief thumbnail sketch of the new period. In themselves these sketches are models of judiciousness. Read in sequence, they provide a fine condensed history of the entire literature....this volume will clearly become an important tool for both teachers and students of the Russian literary tradition." J. Douglas Clayton, Canadian Slavonic Papers

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521425674
    • length: 720 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 153 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The literature of old Russia, 988–1730 Jostein Bortnes
    2. The eighteenth century: neoclassicism and the Enlightenment 1730–90 Ilya Serman
    3. The transition to the modern age: sentimentalism and preromanticism, 1790–1820 Mark Altshuller
    4. The nineteenth century: romanticism, 1820–40 John Mersereau Jr
    5. The nineteenth century: the natural school and its aftermath, 1840–55 Richard Peace
    6. The nineteenth century: the age of realism, 1855–80 Richard Freeborn
    7. The nineteenth century: between realism and modernism, 1880-95 Julian Connolly
    8. Turn of a century: modernism, 1895–1925 Evelyn Bristol
    9. The twentieth century: the era of socialist realism, 1925–53 Victor Terras
    10. The twentieth century: in search of new ways, 1953–80 Geoffrey Hosking
    11. Russian literature in the 1980s Efim Ethird
    Bibliography Charles Moser

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    Charles Moser, George Washington University, Washington DC


    Jostein Bortnes, Ilya Serman, Mark Altshuller, John Mersereau Jr, Richard Peace, Richard Freeborn, Julian Connolly, Evelyn Bristol, Victor Terras, Geoffrey Hosking, Charles Moser

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