Critical Insights: Russia's Golden Age

Critical Insights Series

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Additional Works on Theme
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Rachel Stauffer
November 2013 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-222-6
# of Pages: 300
# of Volumes: 1
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An exploration of the authors and literary works that identify with the Golden Age of Russian literature, this volume examines the prominent themes of the period.

Edited by Rachel Stauffer, who has taught courses on Russian literature and cultural history at the University of Virginia and currently coordinates the Russian program at Ferrum College as Assistant Professor of Russian, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on 19th century Russian writing, traditionally referred to as the Golden Age of Russian literature.

For readers who are studying it for the first time, several essays survey the critical conversation regarding this period, explore its cultural and historical contexts and offer close analytical and comparative reading of key texts. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the Golden Age of Russian literature can then move onto other essays that explore it in depth through a variety of critical and contextual approaches. Works that may be discussed include, among others, Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace and Anna Karenina, Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers & Sons, Gogol's short works and Dead Souls, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, and Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

An exploration of the authors and literary works that identify with the Golden Age of Russian literature, this volume examines the prominent themes of the period.