This comprehensive narrative history, first published in 1989 and since thoroughly updated, provides chronological coverage of Russian literature over the past thousand years, giving particular attention to the great flowering of Russian literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It provides a wealth of information for scholars, students and lovers of literature.
A comprehensive history from the Christianization of Russia to the present. It devotes proper attention to the medieval period and the generally neglected 18th c.; provides in-depth coverage of the great flowering of Russian literature in the 19th and early 20th centuries; and focuses on literature produced since the 1917 revolution both within the Soviet Union and by the emigre community. This book is very likely to become the standard English reference on the subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)