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Michel de Certeau, ‘Walking in the City’, in The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. by Steven Rendall (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988), pp. 91-110.
Robert A Maguire, ‘The City’, in The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel ed. by Malcolm V Jones and Robin F Miller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 21-40.
Fedor Dostoevsky, White Nights (Penguin Little Black Classics, 2016), also available online http://www.online-literature.com/dostoevsky/4394/
Tatyana Tolstaya, ‘Okkervil River’ and ‘Peters’ in White Walls (New York: New York Review Books, 2007), pp. 17-28 and pp. 175-192, also available in On the Golden Porch And Other Stories (London: Virago, 1989). OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 09/09/2019) . OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 31/10/2019)
Marina Tsvetaeva, ‘Verses About Moscow’ in Selected Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, trans. by Elaine Feinstein (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981), pp. 7-11.
Liudmilla Petrushevskaya, The Time: Night, trans. by Sally Laird (London: Virago, 1992).
Teffi, Memories. From Moscow to the Black Sea, trans. by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg (London: Pushkin Press, 2016).
Hugh McLean, ‘The Countryside’ in The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel ed. by Malcolm V Jones and Robin F Miller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 41-60.
Anton Chekhov, Gooseberries (Penguin Little Black Classics, 2015), also available online: http://www.online-literature.com/anton_chekhov/1290/
Olga Pokrovskaya, ‘The Eternal Garden’, unpublished translation by Enya Lennon, 2019. Click here for PDF.
Vladimir Makanin, ‘The Captive of the Caucasus’, trans. by Arch Tait, in Captives and Latest Booker Winners. Glas: New Russian Writing, Vol. 11. ed. By Natasha Perova and Arch Tait (Moscow: Glas 1996), pp. 6-37.
German Sadulaev, ‘One Swallow Doesn’t Make A Summer’ in I am a Chechen!, trans. By Anna Gunin (London: Harvill Secker, 2010), pp. 1-91.
Guzel Yakhina, Zuleikha, trans. by Lisa Hayden (London: Oneworld, 2019).
Theories of literary space
Robert T. Tally Jr, Spatiality (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013).
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, trans. by Maria Jolas (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1994).
Michel Foucault, ‘Questions on Geography’, in Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings , 1972-1977, ed. by Colin Gordon (New York: Pantheon, 1980), pp. 63-77.
Bertrand Westphal, Geocriticism: Real and Fictional Spaces, trans. by Robert Tally (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Raymond Williams, The Country and the City (London: Hogarth, 1993).
Edith W. Clowes, Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011), especially ‘Introduction: Is Russia a Center or a Periphery?’ pp. 1-18. ‘Deconstructing Imperial Moscow’ pp. 19-42, ‘Demonizing the Post-Soviet Other: The Chechens and the Muslim South’ pp. 140-64.
Helena Goscilo, ‘Women’s Space and Women’s Place in Contemporary Russian Fiction’, in Gender and Russian Literature: New Perspectives, ed. by Rosalind Marsh (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 326-47.
Sarah Hudspith, ‘Traversing the Labyrinth: female protagonists’ experience of Moscow in fiction of the 1990s’, Modern Language Review, vol. 110, no. 3, 2015, pp 759-80. Includes a section on Petrushevskaia.
Dina Khapaeva, ‘Soviet and post-Soviet Moscow: Literary Reality or Nightmare?’, in Soviet and Post-Soviet Identities, ed. by Mark Bassin and Catriona Kelly (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 171-90.
Critical literature on the authors
Dale E Peterson, ‘Dostoevsky’s White Nights: Memoir of a Petersburg Pathology’ in Before They Were Titans. Essays on the Early Works of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, ed. by Elizabeth Cheresh Allen (Boston, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2015), pp. 93-113.
Helena Goscilo, The Explosive World of Tatyana N Tolstaya’s Fiction (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996)
Simon Karlinsky, Marina Tsvetaeva: the Woman, her World and her Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985).
Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover, ‘The New Model of Discourse in Post-Soviet Russian Fiction: Liudmila Petrushevskaia and Tatiana Tolstaia’ in Russian Postmodernism. New Perspectives on Post-Soviet Literature, ed. by Mikhail Epstein, Alexander Genis, Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover (New York: Berghahn, 2016), pp. 291-332.
Edythe C Haber, ‘Fashioning Life: Teffi and Women’s Humour’ in Reflective Laughter: Aspects of Humour in Russian Culture, ed. by Lesley Milne (London: Anthem, 2004), pp. 63-71.
Edythe C Haber, Teffi: A Life of Letters and of Laughter (London: I B Tauris, 2019).
Emma Polotskaya, ‘Chekhov and his Russia’ in The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov ed. by Vera Gottlieb and Paul Allain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 17-28.
Matthew Mangold, ‘Space and Storytelling in Late Imperial Russia: Tolstoy, Chekhov and the Question of Property, Russian Review, vol. 76, no. 1, Jan 2017, pp. 72-94.
Irina Anisimova, ‘The Post-Soviet “Orient” in Stories by Vladimir Makanin and Liudmila Petrushevskaia’, Canadian Slavonic Papers, vol. 59, nos. 1-2, 2017, pp. 1-20.
Mark Lipovetsky, ‘Makanin’s Existential Myth in the Nineties: ‘Escape Hatch,’ ‘The Prisoner from the Caucasus’ and Underground’ in Routes of Passage: Essays on the Fiction of Vladimir Makanin, ed. by Byron Lindsey and Tatiana Spektor (Bloomington, IL: Slavica, 2007), pp. 97-107. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 09/09/2019)
Tony Wood, ‘War Signs its Name’, Times Literary Supplement, 7 January 2011, p. 21. On Sadulaev.
Kapka Kassabova, ‘I Am A Chechen! By German Sadulaev, translated by Anna Gunin – Review’, The Guardian, 15 January 2011. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jan/15/am-chechen-german-sadulaev-review
Howard Amos, ‘Learn to live with it, even forgive: Russia’s bestselling author Guzel Yakhina on the traumas of Soviet history’, Calvert Journal, 4 March 2019. https://www.calvertjournal.com/articles/show/11030/learn-to-live-with-it-even-forgive-russias-literary-sensation-guzel-yakhina-stalinism-soviet-history
Francine Prose, ‘Exiled to Siberia: A first novel revisits Stalin’s Great Purge’, New York Times, 1 March 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/books/review/guzel-yakhina-zuleikha.html
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