Russian Literature

Russian literature refers to the literature of Russia or its émigrés, and to the Russian-language literature of several independent nations once a part of what was historically Russia or the Soviet Union. Prior to the nineteenth century, the seeds of the Russian literary tradition were sown by the poets, playwrights and writers as Gavrila Derzhavin, Denis Fonvizin, Alexander Sumarokov, Vasily Trediakovsky, Nikolay Karamzin and Ivan Krylov. From the early 1830s, Russian literature underwent an astounding golden age, beginning with the poet Alexander Pushkin and culminating in two of the greates...more

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Crime and Punishment
Anna Karenina
The Brothers Karamazov
War and Peace
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The Idiot
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Lolita
The Death of Ivan Ilych
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
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Historical Fiction: Russia
131 books — 224 voters

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Books in Russian
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62 books — 7 voters


Fyodor Dostoyevsky
And it has always been a mystery, and I've marveled a thousand times at this ability of man (and, it seems, of the Russian man above all) to cherish the highest ideal in his soul alongside the greatest baseness, and all that in perfect sincerity. --The Adolescent (or, The Raw Youth)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

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