Slavic Languages and Literatures | Twentieth-Century Literature 2
R508 | ALL | Beaver

will focus on the major prose and poetry written in Russian
between 1950 and 1999, that is, from the Thaw to the underground
of the 60s and 70s, to perestroika and post-Soviet literature.
to be discussed will range from Pasternak to Pelevin. Works of short
fiction will include prose by Aksenov, Voinovich, Tolstaia and
Petrushevskaia. A wide sampling of the poetry of the period will
works by Slutsky, Okudzhava, Kushner, Akhmadulina, Brodsky, Losev,
Prigov. A selection of secondary literature will accompany the
All primary texts will be read in Russian.