Synopses & Reviews
Provides a comprehensive survey of developments in Russian prose over the last fifteen years of the Soviet regime.
This is the only book, Russian or Western, that provides a comprehensive survey of developments in Russian literature over the last fifteen years of the Soviet regime.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-195) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The literary situation: publication, genres, criticism; 2. From 'stagnation' to 'openness'; 3. Retrospective writing about the Stalin period; 4. Village prose: its peak and decline; 5. The 'forty-year-olds'; 6. Other voices; 7. 'Tough' and 'cruel' prose; 8. New faces; 9. Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; English translations of Soviet Russian prose; Index.