Routledge Companion to Russian Literature (Routledge by Neil Cornwell
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In The Minor a group of raisonneurs, spokesmen for Petrine and enlightened values, prevail against a motley of provincial boors and ignoramuses who, nevertheless, with their crude energy and ripe colloquial parlance form the abiding dramatic interest. The butts of Fonvizin’s satire were not new. They had been paraded in most of the comedies of the previous two decades, including the plays composed by Catherine the Great. The satirical targets had also been set up in the moral weeklies 31 W. GARETH JONES that were a crucial stage in the creation of Russian prose literature.
A History of 18th Century Russian Literature, Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1980. G. ) Russian Literature in the Age of Catherine the Great: A Collection of Essays, Oxford: Meeuws, 1976. L. Russian Literature in the Eighteenth Century, London, published by the author, 1978. G. ) The Eighteenth Century in Russia, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973. Gasperetti, David. The Rise of the Russian Novel: Carnival, Stylization and Mockery of the West, DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1998. Morris, Marcia A.
The Rise of the Russian Novel: Carnival, Stylization and Mockery of the West, DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1998. Morris, Marcia A. The Literature of Roguery in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Russia, Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2000. Segel, Harold B. (ed. P. Dutton, 1967. Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia Newsletter (1973– ) 35 4 FOLKLORE AND RUSSIAN LITERATURE FAITH WIGZELL Outside Russia the folk heritage of the country is best known in its operatic, musical and balletic guise.