The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 10/12/2010
EAN 9780521479097, ISBN10: 0521479096

Paperback, 340 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

Many Russian novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have made a huge impact, not only inside the boundaries of their own country but across the western world. The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel offers a thematic account of these novels, in fourteen newly-commissioned essays by prominent European and North American scholars. There are chapters on the city, the countryside, politics, satire, religion, psychology, philosophy; the romantic, realist and modernist traditions; and technique, gender and theory. In this context the work of Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Bulgakov, Nabokov, Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn, among others, is described and discussed. There is a chronology and guide to further reading; all quotations are in English. This volume will be invaluable not only for students and scholars but for anyone interested in the Russian novel.

Notes on contributors
Editors' preface Malcolm V. Jones and Robin Feuer Miller
1. Introduction Malcolm V. Jones
Part I. The Setting
2. The city Robert Maguire
3. The countryside Hugh MacLean
Part II. The Culture
4. Politics Gareth Jones
5. Satire Lesley Milne
6. Religion Jostein Børtnes
7. Psychology and society Andrew Wachtel
8. Philosophy in the nineteenth-century novel Gary Saul Morson
Part III
The Literary Tradition
9. The romantic tradition Susanne Fusso
10. The realist tradition Victor Terras
11. The modernist tradition Robert Russell
Part IV. Structures and Readings
12. Novelistic technique Robert Belknap
13. Gender Barbara Heldt
14. Theory Caryl Emerson
Guide to further reading