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SLAV1103 Reading List semester 2

Text and Context: Introduction to Russian Literature, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Ilya Yablokov
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Set Texts: Reading and discussion assignments

Zamiatin, E. (1972 ) ‘The Cave in The dragon : fifteen stories, trans. M. Ginsburg, London: Gollancz. Available on the VLE.

Akhmatova, A, (2006) ‘Requiem’ in Selected Poems, trans. D. M. Thomas, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Sholokhov, M. A. (1984) ‘One Man’s Destiny’ in One man's destiny : and other stories, articles and sketches 1923-1963, London: Abacus.

Solzhenitsyn, A. I. (1972) ‘Matryona’s House’ in We Never Make Mistakes, trans. P. Blackstock, London: Sphere. Available on the VLE.

Bitov, Andrei (1987) Pushkin House ISBN: 156478200X (pbk. : alk. paper), trans. Susan Brownsberg, New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

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Berlin, I. (2004) The Soviet mind : Russian culture under communism. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Hosking, Geoffrey. (1992) A history of the Soviet Union 1917-1991. London: Fontana.

Kochan, L., and Keep, J., (1997). The making of modern Russia : from Kiev Rus' to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Kocho-Williams, Alistair. (2011) Twentieth century Russia reader. London: Routledge.

A valuable online resource on Russian history:


Collins, C. (1973) Evgenij Zamjatin : an interpretive study.. The Hague: Mouton.

Shane, A. (1968) The life and works of Evgenij Zamjatin. Berkeley: University of California Press.


Harrington, A. (2006) The poetry of Anna Akhmatova : living in different mirrors. London: Anthem Press.

Ketchian, S. (1986) The poetry of Anna Akhmatova : a conquest of time and space. Munich: O. Sagner


Bearne, C. G. (1969) Sholokhov. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd.

Steward, D. H. (1967) Mikhail Sholokhov : a critical introduction. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.


Barker, F. (1977) Solzhenitsyn : politics and form. London: Macmillan.

Ericson Jr, E. (1980) Solzhenitsyn, the moral vision. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans.


Lipovetsky, M. (1999) ‘Sacking the Museum: Andrei Bitov's Pushkin House’, in Russian postmodernist fiction : dialogue with chaos. Armonk, N.Y.; London: M.E. Sharpe. 

Komaromi, A. (2013), 'Andrei Bitov's Pushkin House: A Critical Analysis of the Late Soviet Hero',The Russian review. ISSN: 0036-0341, 72: 390–408.

This list was last updated on 22/09/2017