A SPECIAL NOTE: The scholarly bibliography on the subject matter covered by this course is, for practical purposes, inexhaustible. This list does not pretend to be complete. It is offered only to give you a head start on any research you wish to undertake.

Many of the works listed have been published in several editions. The date given is for the most recent edition, as of the compilation of this list.

* = available in the collection of the University of Minnesota libraries, as of the writing of this study guide in 1989. Go to U of M on-line catalogue LUMINA


*Billington, James. H. The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture. New York: Knopf, 1966.

*Hoetzsch, Otto. The Evolution of Russia. London: Thames & Hudson, 1966.

*Masaryk, T. G. The Spirit of Russia: Studies in History, Literature and Philosophy. Translated from the German original by Eden and Cedar Paul. 3 volumes. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

*Vernadsky, George. A History of Russia. 5th revised edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961.


*American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. The American Bibliography of Slavic and East-European Studies [published annually].

*Auty, Robert, and Dimitri Obolensky, editors. An Introduction to Russian Language and Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. [See pp.129-132, 173-184.]

*Brown, William Edward. A History of 18th Century Russian Literature. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Ardis, 1980.

*Fennell, John Lister Illingworth. Early Russian Literature. London: Faber and Faber, 1974.

*Leighton, Lauren G. Russian Romanticism: Two Essays. The Hague: Mouton, 1975.

*Modern Language Association. Annual International Bibliographies of the Modern Language Association.


*Harkins, William Edward. Dictionary of Russian Literature. New York: Philosophical Library, 1956.

*Holman, C. Hugh, and William Harmon. A Handbook to Literature. 5th edition. New York: Macmillan; London: Collier Macmillan, 1986. [Based on the original edition by William Flint Thrall and Addison Hibbard.]

*Terras, Victor, editor. Handbook of Russian Literature. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1985.


*Segel, Harold B. The Literature of Eighteenth-Century Russia: An Anthology of Russian Literary Materials of the Age of Classicism and the Enlightenment from the Reign of Peter the Great, 1689-1725, to the Reign of Alexander I, 1801-1825. Edited and translated by Harold B. Segel. New York: Dutton, 1967.

*Wiener, Leo. Anthology of Russian Literature from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. New York: B. Blom, 1967. [Reprint of the 1902 edition.]


*Abrams, M. H. The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. New York: Norton, 1958.

*Brown, William Edward. A History of Seventeenth-Century Russian Literature. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1980.

*Cross, A. G., editor. Russian Literature in the Age of Catherine the Great: A Collection of Essays. Oxford: Meeuws, 1976.

*Drage, Charles Lovell. Russian Literature in the Eighteenth Century: The Solemn Ode, the Epic, Other Poetic Genres, the Story, the Novel, Drama: An Introduction for University Courses. London, 94 Inverness Terrace: published by the author, 1978.

*Kuskov, Vladimir Vladimirovich. A History of Old Russian Literature.Translated by Ronald Vroon. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1980.

*Mirsky, D. S., Prince. A History of Russian Literature, Comprising A History of Russian Literature and Contemporary Russian Literature. Edited by Francis J. Whitfield. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1955.

*Moser, Charles A., editor. The Russian Short Story: A Critical History. Boston: Twayne, 1986.

*Neuhauser, Rudolf. Towards the Romantic Age: Essays on Sentimental and Preromantic Literature in Russia. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1974.

*Silbajoris, Rimvydas. Russian Versification: The Theories of Trediakovskij, Lomonosov, and Kantemir. New York: Columbia University Press, 1968.

*Terras, Victor. History of Russian Literature. New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1991.

*Todd, William Mills III. Literature and Society in Imperial Russia, 1800-1914. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1978.

*Tschizewskij, Dmitrij. History of Russian Literature: From the Eleventh Century to the End of the Baroque. 's-Gravenhage: Mouton, 1971.

Vinogradov, V. V. The History of the Russian Literary Language from the Seventeenth Century to the Nineteenth. Translated by L. Thomas. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969.

*Wellek, RenÇ. Concepts of Criticism. Edited by Stephen G. Nichols, Jr. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1963.


*Debreczeny, Paul. The Other Pushkin: A Study of Alexander Pushkin's Prose Fiction. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1983.

*Kodjak, Andre, and Kiril Taranovsky, editors. Alexander Pushkin: A Symposium on the 175th Anniversary of His Birth. New York: New York University Press,1976.

*Lavrin, Janko. Pushkin and Russian Literature. New York: Russell & Russell, 1969.

*Mirsky, D. S., Prince. Pushkin. New York: Dutton, 1963.

*Nabokov, Vladimir, translator. Eugene Onegin [a novel in verse by Aleksandr Pushkin, translated with commentary by Vladimir Nabokov]. Revised edition. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1975.

*Shaw, J. Thomas. "The Conclusion of Pushkin's 'Queen of Spades,'" in Studies in Russian and Polish Literature in Honor of Waclaw Lednicki. (56) Edited by Zbigniew Folejewski. s'Gravenhage: Mouton, 1962, pp. 114-26.

Shaw, J. Thomas. The Letters of Aleksandr Pushkin. Madison, Wis: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.

*Simmons, Ernest Joseph. Pushkin. Gloucester, Mass.: P. Smith, 1971.


*Eikhenbaum, Boris Mikhailovich. Lermontov: A Study in Literary-Historical Evaluation. Translated by Ray Parrott and Harry Weber. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1981.

*Liberman, Anatoly, translator. Major Poetical Works, Mikhail Lermontov. Translated from the Russian with a biographical sketch, introduction and commentary by Anatoly Liberman. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983.


*Chizhevsky, D. "Gogol: Artist and Thinker, " in Annals of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S. (IV) 1955.

*Driessen, Frederik Christoffel. Gogol as a Short Story Writer: A Study of His Technique of Composition. The Hague: Mouton, 1965.

*Erlich, Victor. Gogol. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969.

*Fanger, Donald. The Creation of Nikolai Gogol. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1979.

*Gippius, Vasilii Vasil'evich. Gogol. Edited and translated by Robert A. Maguire. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1981.

*Holquist, J. M. "The Devil in Mufti," in Publications of the Modern Language Association (1967), pp. 352-262.

*Maguire, Robert A., editor and translator. Gogol From the Twentieth Century: Eleven Essays. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1974.

*Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich. Nikolai Gogol. Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions Books, 1944.

*Peace, Richard Arthur. The Enigma of Gogol: An Examination of the Writings of N. V. Gogol and Their Place in the Russian Literary Tradition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

*Setschkareff, Vsevolod. Gogol: His Life and Works. New York: New York University Press, 1965.


*Bakhtin, Mikhail Mikhailovich. Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics. Edited and translated by Caryl Emerson. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

Brasol, Boris. The Diary of a Writer. New York, 1949.

Frank, Joseph. "Nihilism and Notes from Underground," Sewanee Review (69), 1961, pp. 1-33.

*Frank, Joseph. Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976.

*Frank, Joseph. Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983.

*Frank, Joseph. Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986.

*Ivanov, Viacheslav Ivanovich. Freedom and the Tragic Life. London: Harvill Press, 1952.

*Jackson, Robert Louis. Dostoevsky's Quest for Form. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.

*Jackson, Robert Louis. Twentieth Century Interpretations of Crime and Punishment: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1974.

*Jackson, Robert Louis. The Art of Dostoevsky: Deliriums and Nocturnes. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1981.

Mochulsky, Konstantin. Dostoevsky: His Life and Works. Princeton, N.J., 1967.

*Terras, Victor. The Young Dostoevsky (1846-1849): A Critical Study.

*Terras, Victor. A Karamazov Companion: Commentary on the Genesis, Language, and Style of Dostoevsky's Novel. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1981.

*Terras, Victor. F. M. Dostoevsky: Life, Work, and Criticism. Fredericton, N.B., Canada: York Press, 1984.

*Wasiolek, Edward. Dostoevsky: The Major Fiction. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1964.

*Wasiolek, Edward, editor and translator. The Notebooks for Crime and Punishment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967.

Wellek, Rene, editor. Dostoevsky: A Collection of Critical Essays.