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On the Dark Side of Russian Literature, 1709-1910


Constantin V. Ponomareff

Contents: The book deals with Kantemir, Lomonosov, Karamzin, Radishchev, Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and the Russian Symbolists. It is written both for the specialist and the general reader, and particularly students interested in Russian literature. This work on the Russian literary imagination offers an interpretation which questions the idealization of Russian literature in the traditional view. The study is, to the author's knowledge, the first of such wide scope.