Conclusion: Alternative Tendencies in Contemporary Russian Literature: Points of Departure

Roll, Serafima
January 1998
Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian;1998, p145
A conclusion to the book, Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian Writers & Critics, is presented. It discusses the condition of Russian literature in the 1990s. Russian literature has always maintained an outlook that prevented it from being the more purely entertainment medium it functioned as in the West. Rather, it dealt more with possibilities and future projections than with inquiries into the real complexity of history and life. Yet the transition that Russian literature underwent from disputational discourses into prescriptive narratives during the 1930s remains as intriguing as it is obvious.


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