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An Introduction to the Russian Novel





ISBN 9781138941786
Published February 24, 2017 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

In this book, first published in 1943, Janko Lavrin provides an overview of the development of the Russian novel by placing the great Russian novelists – Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Gorky, Gogol – in relation to their native literature and their social, political and cultural backgrounds. An Introduction to the Russian Novel will appeal particularly to students of Russian literature and culture as well as those interested in the development of the novel in general.

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note;  1. The Beginnings of Russian Fiction  2. Pushkin and Lermontov  3. Gogol and Realism  4. Fermentation of Ideas  5. From Gogol to Turgenev  6. Goncharov  7. Critical Realism  8. Populists and Others  9. Dostoevsky  10. Tolstoy  11. The Chekhov Period  12. Maxim Gorky  13. The Modernist Movement  14. Some Later Realists  15. Revolution and Civil War  16. Soviet Life in Literature  17. Links with the Past and the Future  18. The Second World War and After;  Conclusion;  Index of Names

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