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By Ani Kokobobo

Russian literature has a name for gloomy texts, in particular throughout the past due 19th century. This quantity argues 'fin-de-siècle' temper educated Russian literature lengthy sooner than the chronological finish of the 19th century, in ways in which had major impression at the improvement of Russian realism. a few chapters contemplate rules extra with ease linked to fin-de-siècle Europe akin to degeneration thought, biodeterminism, Freudian psychoanalysis or apocalypticism along past Russian realist texts through writers equivalent to Turgenev, Dostoevsky or Tolstoy. different chapters discover the alterations that realism underwent as modernism emerged, studying later nineteenth-century or early twentieth-century texts within the context of the sooner realist culture or their very own cultural second. total, a group of rising and tested students of Russian literature and tradition current quite a lot of inventive and insightful readings that shed new gentle on later realism in all its manifestations.

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