Critical Insights: Russia's Golden Age
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 as well as critical responses to these works.
About the Editor
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.
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.
Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes.
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