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Evgeny Dobrenko, Mark Lipovetsky (eds.): Russian Literature since 1991, UK, 2015, 320pp. ISBN: 9781107068513

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.

  • Presents a broad panorama of forms and genres of post-Soviet literature, covering the most important trends, topics, authors and texts in Russian literature since 1991 in practically all its literary genres
  • Combines a survey of post-Soviet Russian literature and culture with close readings of the most prominent works published in Russia over more than two decades
  • Challenges a traditional idea of Russian studies as chained to the classics of the nineteenth century and irrelevant to contemporary cultural debates.

Table of contents

1. The burden of freedom: Russian literature after Communism Evgeny Dobrenko and Mark Lipovetsky
2. Recycling of the Soviet Evgeny Dobrenko
3. (Post)ideological novel Serguei Alex. Oushakine
4. Historical novel Kevin M. F. Platt
5. Dystopias and catastrophe tales after Chernobyl Eliot Borenstein
6. Magical historicism Alexander Etkind
7. Petropoetics Ilya Kalinin
8. Postmodernist novel Mark Lipovetsky
9. Narrating trauma Helena Goscilo
10. (Auto)biographical prose Marina Balina
11. The legacy of the Underground Poets Catherine Ciepiela
12. New lyrics Stephanie Sandler
13. Narrative poetry Ilya Kukulin
14. New drama Boris Wolfson
Works cited. 

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