Published: Dec. 15, 2016 By

Russian Literature since 1991About the author: Mark Leiderman/Lipovetsky is the co-author of the chapter: "The burden of freedom: Russian literature after communism" and the chapter author of "Postmodernist novel" and is a professor in the Russian Program in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Language and Literatures at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Book description: Russian Literature since 1991 is the first comprehensive, single-volume compendium of modern scholarship on post-Soviet Russian literature. The volume encompasses broad, complex and diverse sources of literary material - from ideological and historical novels to experimental prose and poetry, from nonfiction to drama. Written by an international team of leading experts on contemporary Russian literature and culture, it presents a broad panorama of genres in post-Soviet literature such as postmodernism, magical historicism, hyper-naturalism (in drama), and the new lyricism. At the same time, it offers close readings of the most prominent works published in Russia since the end of the Soviet regime and elimination of censorship. The collection highlights the interdisciplinary context of twenty-first-century Russian literature and can be widely used both for research and teaching by specialists in and beyond Russian studies, including those in post-Cold War and post-communist world history, literary theory, comparative literature and cultural studies.

Publication date: Nov. 1, 2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press