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By Catriona Kelly

Instead of featuring a standard chronology of Russian literature, Russian Literature: a really brief Introduction explores where and value in Russian tradition of every kind of literature. How and whilst did a Russian nationwide literature come into being? What formed its production? How have the Russians seemed their literary language? The publication makes use of the determine of Pushkin--'the Russian Shakespeare'--as a routine instance, as his paintings inspired each Russian author who got here after him, whether or not they wrote prose or verse. It in addition examines why Russian writers are commemorated, how they have been interpreted within Russia and past, and the affects of the folks story culture, orthodox faith, and the West.

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