States Academic Press
Language, Literature and Linguistics - Literature
Russian literature includes both the literature of Russia and its émigrés as well as Russian-language literature. The origins of this body of literature can be found in the Middle Ages, when chronicles and epics were written in the Old East slavic. Russian literature has been classified into four broad historical eras including Old Russian, modern Russian, Soviet Russian and post-Soviet. Early Russian literature is largely composed of religious writings that follow the tradition of eastern orthodox Christianity. The beginning of the twentieth century marks the silver age of Russian poetry. This age flourished with the writings of various short-story writers and novelists. The canon of Russian poetry has been reformed since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This book presents a rethinking of the Russian literary canon in the most comprehensible and easy to understand language. Some of the diverse topics covered herein address the varied genres that fall under this category. This book is an essential guide for both academicians and those who wish to pursue this discipline further.