Review: Late and Post-Soviet Russian Literature (Book 1)

Late and Post-Soviet Russian Literature: A Reader, Book I (Perestroika and the Post-Soviet Period) edited by Mark Lipovetsky & Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya was reviewed in the Slavic and East European Journal, 59.2 (Summer 2015). Reviewer Rachel Stauffer (Ferrum College) writes:

“[O]ffers an unrivaled collection of Russian literary works in English from the perestroika and early post-Soviet periods. The book also offers valuable secondary works of criticism by well-known scholars in contemporary Russian literature. . . . Late and Post-Soviet Literature offers an authentic, thoughtful, and carefully curated collection of texts and criticism, filling a need for works on this time period. It is an ideal text for use in an undergraduate course on contemporary Russian literature in translation, and, in fact, could be used alone for this purpose and/or in combination with full novels. If the first volume is any indication, we have much to look forward to in the second volume on the Thaw and Stagnation periods.”