This book includes a collection of essays on Russian Culture (Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Literature and Art). It was written by Soviet/Russian/American writer and literary critic, Ella Krichevskaia.
The book contains essays about life and creative work of famous Russian writers, poets, and artists. It also includes essays about significant cultural events in Soviet/Russian history. Readers of older generations will be reminded of the writers and poets of their youth, which, perhaps, have been forgotten in the mainstream publishing, but have been cherished by many admirers over the years. Readers of younger generations will discover names that are worth knowing more about, and enjoy detailed reviews of Soviet/Russian literary works.
Many of these essays can help readers deepen their understanding of poetry, distinguish good poetry from the bad, and most importantly, discover wonderful Russian poetry for themselves.
The essays are written in a simple clear language which helps the reader flow through the complexities and depths of Russian literature, poetry, and culture.
The book contains multiple black-and-white illustrations.
This book is recommended for all readers who are interested to learn more about Russian writers, poetry, and culture.