Book Review: Chapaev and His Comrades

Chapaev and His Comrades: War and the Russian Literary Hero Across the Twentieth Century was reviewed in the Slavic Review, vol. 73, no. 4 (Winter 2014). Reviewer Keith Livers (University of Texas, Austin) writes: 

"Chapaev and His Comrades represents an important contribution to an already robust body of scholarly works on the theme of the hero in Russian literature, its specific merit being that it provides us with a comprehensive and nuanced reading of how Soviet and post-Soviet identity shaped itself around a century of almost constant war. . . . Brintlinger’s monograph is an engaging one, and it adds significantly to our understanding of how Russian identity was constructed by the major conflicts of the twentieth century. Chapaev and His Comrades will be of interest to Slavists but also to those interested in peace and conflict studies.”