Russian Literature

Russian literature covers a prominent period of the Russian history. In ancient times it existed in the form of chronicles written by monks. At the turn of the 20th century literary traditions in Russia had reached their prime. At that time classical authors described their characters in a deeply psychological way, raised various social problems, such as the changing models of social development, and depicted in their works everyday life of common people, love, gratitude and other redeeming qualities. Novelists and poets amazed their readers by having a way with the words of the Russian literary language.

The literary work of Russian classical authors will never lose their artistic significance and will always spark the interest of readers belonging to different epochs.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is the greatest Russian poet. Alexander Pushkin left profound legacy. Moreover, some critics regard him as the founder of the Russ...
“The Bet” by Anton Chekhov
“The Bet” by Anton Chekhov is a fictional story, which is filled with profound meaning...
The world’s most famous Russian writer – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Passion for freethinking cost the greatest Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky four years in a forced-labor camp and a few years in exile during his most flourish...
Short Essay about the Russian Writer Ivan Turgenev
Ivan Turgenev is, perhaps the most significant representative of the world literature of the 19th century; a writer who blurred the line between the reader and...
Maxim Gorky and the Bolsheviks in Russia
Gorky wrote his autobiographical series of works and at the same time was involved in rescuing Russian culture during the change of political system. In RussiaM...
Russian Writer Maxim Gorky
Famous Russian writer Maxim Gorky – a realist, who became an idealist? Meeting with Underprivileged People Gorky lost his parents early. He was brought up by ...
Other Novels by the Nobel Laureate Sholokhov and a Fulfilled Prophecy
“There’re no such laws! This is a robbery!” M. Sholokhov, Virgin Soil Upturned Novel “Virgin Soil Upturned” Collectivization that swept throug...
Soviet Writer Mikhail Sholokhov
A rare combination when the talent of a Russian writer is appreciated by readers and also gains recognition both in the Soviet Union (the highest awards from Le...
The Most Popular Soviet Poet – Alexander Tvardovsky
The famous Russian poet and writer Alexander Tvardovsky is widely known for his comic-tragic-patriotic poem about the World War II “Vasily Terkin”. ...
Best Stylist of Modern Times – Russian Writer and Poet Ivan Bunin
Bunin was far from political clashes of the early 20th century; he did not belong to any of the well-known literary schools, but it was him who became the first...
Soviet Poet and Writer of the 20th century Boris Pasternak
A combination of excellent poetic gift of Pasternak and complex relations with the Soviet authorities gave birth to the published abroad “Doctor Zhivago&#...
Deprivation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn Citizenship and his Triumphant Return
Many of his works Solzhenitsyn could not publish in the Soviet Union – they originally came out in the Western world and only much later got published in ...
Writer and Dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn is a very controversial figure in Russia: opinions range from complete approval to active rejection. “… teachers also behaved with an e...
The Search for Happiness in the Novel-Dystopia by Yevgeny Zamyatin “We”
Famous writers Orwell and Huxley were not the first to write in the genre of dystopia, they drew their inspiration from the dystopian novel by the Russian write...

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