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A History of Russian Literature

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler


The History of Russian Literature provides a comprehensive account of Russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of Kiev up to the present day, still rife with the creative experiments of post-Soviet literary life. Five chronological parts by design unfold in diachronic histories; they can be read individually but are presented as inseparable across the span of a national literature. Throughout its course, this History follows literary processes as they worked in respective periods and places, whether in monasteries, at court, in publishing houses, in the literary marketpl ... More

Keywords: continuity/discontinuity, literary process, literary field, subjectivities, national narratives, institutions of literature, trans-historical, diachronic narrative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199663941
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199663941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Kahn, author
St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Mark Lipovetsky, author
University of Colorado-Boulder

Irina Reyfman, author
Columbia University