ERIC Number: ED350852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Ljudmila Petrushevskaja: A New Voice of Glasnost.
During the period of glasnost, between 1985 and 1990, all of Russian literature changed. After 60 years of division between official and unofficial, dissident and emigre, the publishing of Russian literature became unified. Censorship and government control practically disintegrated. Among the "new voices" in Russian literature is Ljudmila Petrushevskaja, whose play cycle, "Kolombine's Apartment," is considered to be one of the most outstanding and creative in contemporary Russian literature. This paper discusses her life as well as her characters, settings, and language. The theme of her "Kolombina's Apartment" is the many faces of love and interpersonal relationships, and it presents truths about day-to-day realities of Soviet life. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Glasnost; Petrushevskaja (Ljudmila); USSR
Note: In: Dabars, Zita, D., Ed. Selected Papers Delivered at the NEH Symposium in Russian Language and Culture (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, May 1990); see FL 020 670.