Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAV 740): Russian Literature

A Subject Guide for Graduate-level Research



Russian Literature: researching prose, poetry, drama, etc.

This page focuses on foundational books and e-resources for the study of Russian literature and South Slavic literature. The left column presents the three most important English-language encyclopedias of Russian literature, three major histories of Russian literatures, followed by a long list of specialized Russian-language dictionaries and encyclopedias about Russian literature. The center column identifies important digital libraries of Russian texts, followed by two sources of web-resources about contemporary Russian literary milieu, and a list of Russian online literary journals.


E-libraries of Russian texts

E-libraries of Russian Texts

FEB-webFundamental Electronic Libriary "Russian Literature & Folklore"

For full-text links to Russian literature, try these websites!

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias of Russian Literature (in ENGLISH)

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias of Russian Literature (In English)

Selected histories or Russian Literature

Selected Histories

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias of Russian Literature (in RUSSIAN)

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias of Russian Literature (in Russian)

Library of Congress Subject Headings for contemporary Russian literature:

Russian literature --20th century --Bio-bibliography --Dictionaries
Russian literature --20th century --Dictionaries
Authors, Russian --20th century --Bio-bibliography
Authors, Russian--21st century--Biography--Dictionaries.

Russian online literary journals

Russian Online Literary Journals  



Directories of contemporary Russian literature

Dictionaries of Contemporary Russian Literature

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