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Russian Revolutionary Novel Turgenev to Pasternak

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ISBN-10: 0521317371

ISBN-13: 9780521317375

Edition: 2000

Authors: Richard Freeborn, Catriona Kelly, Anthony Cross, Caryl Emerson, Barbara Heldt

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Professor Freeborn's book is an attempt to identify and define the evolution of a particular kind of novel in Russian and Soviet literature: the revolutionary novel. This genre is a uniquely Russian phenomenon and one that is of central importance in Russian literature. The study begins with a consideration of Turgenev's masterpiece Fathers and Children and traces the evolution of the revolutionary novel through to its most important development a century later in Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago and the emergence of a dissident literature in the Soviet Union. Professor Freeborn examines the particular phases of the genre's development, and in particular the development after 1917: the early…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Anthony Cross is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. Internationally known for his work on eighteenth-century Russia and Anglo-Russian cultural relations, he has written and edited over twenty books. By the Banks of the Neva: Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in Eighteenth-Century Russia (1997) was awarded the 1998 Antsiferov Prize for the best work on St Petersburg published by a foreign author in 1996-7. By the Banks of the Neva and the earlier related volume By the Banks of the Thames: Russians in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1980) have both been translated and published in Russia.

Preface
Introduction
Egoistic nihilism and revolutionary nihilism
Proletarian heroism and intelligentsia militancy
The revolutionary novel
Introduction
Revolution and instinct
Revolution and ideas
The revolutionary epic
Introduction
The Life of Klim Samgin
Quiet Flows the Don
The Road to Calvary
Revolution and resurrection
Introduction
Doctor Zhivago
Conclusion: The death-birth of a world
Notes
Bibliography
Index