Overturning the view of early Russian prose fiction as a pale imitation of European models, this discussion locates the origins of the Russian novel in 18th century indigenous writing. Tracing the novel's development, it analyzes the prose of Fedor Emin, Mikhail Chulkov and Matvei Komarov.
The Rise of the Russian Novel
Northern Illinois University Press
Carnival, Stylization, and Mockery of the West