Women in Russian Literature after Glasnost
Female Alternatives

Carol Adlam

Legenda (General Series)

Legenda

13 September 2005  •  148pp

ISBN: 1-900755-92-0 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-351197-15-1 (Taylor & Francis ebook)

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The Russian literary world was shaken by the wide-reaching reforms of the late Soviet period (1985-91) and the Soviet Union's subsequent collapse. During this period of transition there emerged a body of writing known as 'alternative' literature, characterized by thematic, structural, and linguistic transgression of both Soviet-era values and the enduring Russian tradition of civic engagement and moral edification through literature. The extraordinary and sometimes bizarre work of the most significant women writers of the period, particularly Valeriia Narbikova, Liudmila Petrushevskaia and Nina Sadur, raises issues of gender and creative authority. But Adlam questions the extent to which labels like 'alternative' can be applied to such individual writers.

Carol Adlam is Lecturer in Russian at the University of Exeter.

Reviews:

  • ‘An engaging look at some of the most influential figures in post-Soviet writing.’ — Benjamin Sutcliffe, Modern Language Review 104.1, January 2009, 307-08 (full text online)

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Adlam, Carol, Women in Russian Literature after Glasnost: Female Alternatives (Cambridge: Legenda, 2005)

First footnote reference: 35 Carol Adlam, Women in Russian Literature after Glasnost: Female Alternatives (Cambridge: Legenda, 2005), p. 21.

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