This work takes the reader on a literary tour of Russia from the streets of Bulgakov's Moscow to the country estates of Tolstoy which can be read as an overview of Russian literature or used as a guide to a trip around Russia. Beginning with Moscow the book paints a picture of the most important literary sites in Moscow from the homes of writers like Pushkin and Mayakovsky, to the streets where important literary scenes take place. It then describes the areas around Moscow, travels to St Petersburg, and onwards throughout the country building a map of Russia.
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Russian writers have always played a special role in the spiritual, intellectual, and political lives of their readers. This book reveals the warmth and energy with which their legacy is cherished. The authors take the reader on a tour of sites of the most important scenes of Russian literature. Readers can trace the steps of Raskolnikov through St. Petersburg or follow Esenin's bohemian life in Moscow.
A book to be read at home as much as by travelers, Literary Russia: A Guide sketches not only an extraordinary literary map of Russia but also a whole social and political panorama that unfolds in vivid and remarkable detail.About the Author:
Anna Benn studied Russian at the universities of Exeter and St. Petersburg. The editor of The Insight Guide To Russia, she now lives in London.
Rosamund Bartlett holds a doctorate in Russian literature from Oxford University and is an accomplished literary translator and writer on Russian culture. She lives in Durham, England.
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Book Description Papermac, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110333711971