New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1987. XII, 261 pp.
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