"...the Cambridge history offers some important insights." Vasily Rudich, New Criterion
"...offers a solid introduction to its subject matter." Choice
"...an immensely useful book." The Times Higher Education Supplement
"Professor Moser has had no easy task, and the overall result is a testimony to his very considerable skills as an editor. He facilitates the transition from one period to the next by furnishing at the beginning of each chapter a brief thumbnail sketch of the new period. In themselves these sketches are models of judiciousness. Read in sequence, they provide a fine condensed history of the entire literature....this volume will clearly become an important tool for both teachers and students of the Russian literary tradition." J. Douglas Clayton, Canadian Slavonic Papers
Starting with the earliest texts, dating from the time of the Christianization of Russian literature 1000 years ago, this updated edition encompasses the history of Russian literature through the 1980s.