Russian Literature

Russian literature is the literature in Russian language, written primarily by authors in Russia and its former colonies. Prior to the nineteenth century, the most prominent Russian writers were Gavrila Derzhavin, Denis Fonvizin, Alexander Sumarokov, Vasily Trediakovsky, Nikolay Karamzin and Ivan Krylov.

In the early nineteenth century, Russian literature underwent an astounding golden age and produced such renounced writers as Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov and Maxim Gorky. In the twentieth century Russian literature produced such renounced wri
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life
Red Mistress
I russi sono matti
Петровы в гриппе и вокруг него
Tienes que mirar
In Memory of Memory
Divide Me By Zero
Авиатор
Lana's War
Истребитель
Мара и Морок (Смерть и Тень, #1)
Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature
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Июнь
Back to Moscow
Crime and Punishment
Anna Karenina
The Brothers Karamazov
War and Peace
The Master and Margarita
The Idiot
Fathers and Sons
Dead Souls
The Death of Ivan Ilych
Notes from Underground
Lolita
Hamlet by William ShakespeareDead Souls by Nikolai GogolThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaEugene Onegin by Alexander PushkinA Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
Dostoevskiana
69 books — 39 voters

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoevskyAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyOne Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Must-read Russian Literature
57 books — 5 voters
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyDoctor Zhivago by Boris PasternakTatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons
Historical Fiction: Russia
259 books — 437 voters

War and Peace by Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoevskyDoctor Zhivago by Boris PasternakLife and Fate by Vasily Grossman
Reading the Revolution
6 books — 5 voters
Night Watch by Sergei LukyanenkoMetro 2033 by Dmitry GlukhovskyWhite Shanghai by Elvira BaryakinaDe meester en Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovDokter Zjivago by Boris Pasternak
Modern Russian novels in translation
89 books — 28 voters


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Alexander Pushkin
It's a lucky man who leaves early from life's banquet, before he's drained to the dregs his goblet - full of wine; yes, it's a lucky man who has not read life's novel to the end, but has been wise enough to part with it abruptly - like me with my Onegin. ...more
Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Have you seen a leaf, a leaf from a tree?" "I have. " "I saw one recently, a yellow one, with some green,decayed on the edges. Blown about by the wind. When I was 10 years old, I'd close my eyes on purpose, in winter, and imagine a leaf – green, bright, with veins, and the sun shining. I'd open my eyes and not believe it, because it was so good, then I'd close them again. " "What's that, an allegory?" "N-no... Why? Not an allegory, simply a leaf, one leaf. A leaf is good. Everything is good." "E ...more
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Demons

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