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Russian Literature


Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's
stories concentrate on average men and women who cannot seem to understand each other and become lonely. His plays have little dramatic action and no real heroes and heroines.

Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov's
novels are noted for their complicated plots and the complex attitudes they express toward their subjects. He is probably best known for Lolita, which deals with the unnatural desires of Humbert Humbert.

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
One of the rare poets to be popular during his lifetime, Pasternak received many letters from soldiers serving in World War II telling him how much his poetry meant to them. These accolades led him to put aside his translation work and focus his attention on the novel with which he is most closely associated, Doctor Zhivago.

Aleksandr Pushkin
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Russia's most celebrated poet is best known for the narrative poem Eugene Onegin. He was also the author of Boris Godunov, a play, a novel titled The Captain's Daughter, and a series of short stories collectively titled Tales of Belkin.

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