AN INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Helen Michnic

AN INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN LITERATURE

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By a professor at Smith College, this is a study- with illustration- of the great period of Russian literature, the traits ""serious, critical, and at once passionate, aloof"" which have produced her art. Here, in a development more sudden and violent than in other countries, is the break from the folk literature to the 19th century when with a realism both dynamic and detached, Russian writing came into its own. Here are the works of Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolsky and Chekov who closed the century, in studies which are briefly biographical, largely concerned with the literary and philosophic placement of these writers, their interrelation, and their expression of national character... Intelligent interpretation, rather than subtle critique, this is a balanced objective introduction to this field of letters particularly suited for study and reference.

Pub Date: May 22nd, 1947
Publisher: Doubleday