This volume surveys the Russian effort throughout the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries to unite Russian and Finnish literature. The book discusses various contacts, meetings, disagreements, and conflicts between the Russians and the Finns in their interrelationship in the area of Russian literature and the Russian language. Diverse historical sources and literary documents are cited. It is a study that reveals the Russian literary endeavor in Finland from 1808 to 1956, which glorified the idea of beauty, grace, and refinement, qualities of the artistic temperament stifled by the Bolsheviks.
New York, San Francisco, Bern, Baltimore, Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Wien, Paris, 1992. XIII, 289 pp., ill.
Contents: Russian literary activities in Finland, 1808-1956. The devastated world of Russian writers in Finland after the
Revolution of 1917. Russian émigré writers and Russian refugees in Finland and their newspapers and Journals.