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The Poetics of Korolenko's Fiction

by Radha Balasubramanian (Author)
Others 146 Pages

Summary

Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko (1853-1921) reigned high in popularity in pre-revolutionary Russia as a writer of short fiction until his contemporary, Anton Chekhov, out-ranked him in the 1880s. This study examines Korolenko's fiction and highlights his contribution to short story writing. His talents synchronized descriptions of nature, landscape and surroundings with mood and action. He uncovered the guiding moral strength in heroes, notwithstanding their social standing. Although Korolenko continued classic Russian literary traditions, he was an original thinker motivated to write by his own compassion and search for justice for those who were defenseless.

Details

Pages
146
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820433059
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. 146 pp.

Biographical notes

Radha Balasubramanian (Author)

The Author: Radha Balasubramanian is an assistant professor of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she teaches Russian language and literature. She received her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Indiana University. She has published articles on the works by Korolenko, Pushkin, Fet, Dostoevsky, Sholokhov, Sologub, Bulgakov, and Rushdie. Currently, she is working on the interrelationship between Indian and Russian literature.

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