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Ingunn Lunde

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474421560

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.001.0001

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Languages and Styles of Post-Soviet Russian Prose

Languages and Styles of Post-Soviet Russian Prose

(p.45) Chapter 3 Languages and Styles of Post-Soviet Russian Prose
Language on Display

Ingunn Lunde

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter offers a general overview of post-Soviet literature focusing on its predominant languages and styles, ranging from the literature of Vergangenheitsbewältigung to the literature of glamour. Assessing the plethora of styles and aesthetics in contemporary Russian prose fiction, it is argued that the end of the Soviet era has led to a general linguistic reorientation of post-Soviet writers, and the implications of this reorientation are discussed briefly.

Keywords:   post-Soviet Russian prose, language of literature, postmodernist Russian literature, sociolinguistic change

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