Gógol · Turgúenev · Herzen · Gorki
In the works contained in this volume, such illustrious writers as Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turguénev, Maxim Gorki and Aleksandr Herzen question the topics of the connection between people, our great dreams and ideals, the human social condition and the position of the individual in the face of destiny.
The classics of Russian literature constitute an indigenous stream of universal letters thanks to the greatness of the spirit that gives rise to the need to speak of the deepest feelings, of the most substantial themes in the experience of human life. The French critic Jules Lemaétre said that the charm of Russian writers consists of a modification and enrichment of our own literature in the context of a mentality of others: "They open our own thoughts to us by rethlying them". Thus, while Russian literature is characterized by an expressiveness of universal scope, its uniqueness bri...read more