Introduction to Russian Culture: Russian Utopias


Books on Russian Utopias

Baehr, S. L. The Paradise Myth in Eighteenth-Century Russia: Utopian Patterns in Early Secular Russian Literature and Culture. 1991.

Billington, James H. The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture. New York: Vintage, 1970.

Booker, M. Keith. The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism. 1994.

Buck-Morss, Susan. Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West. Cambridge: MIT, 2002.

Clowes, Edith W. Russian Experimental Fiction: Resisting Ideology after Utopia. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1993.

Cooke, Brett. Human Nature in Utopia: Zamyatin’s We. 2002.

Ferns, Chris. Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature. 1999.

Geller, Mikhail and Aleksandr Nekrich. Utopia in Power. New York: Summit Books, 1986.

Gottlieb, Erika. Dystopian Fiction East and West: Universe of Terror and Trial. 2001.

Heller, Leonid and Michel Niqueux. Histoire de l’utopie en Russe. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1995.

Mannheim, Karl. Ideology and Utopia (orig. German, 1929). New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1951.

Manuel, Frank and Fritzie. Utopian Thought in the Western World. Oxford: 1979.

Morson, G. S. Dostoevsky’s “Diary of a Writer” and the Traditions of Literary Utopia. 1981.

Paperno, Irina and Joan Delaney Grossman. Creating Life: The Aesthetic Utopia of Russian Modernism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Peterson, Nadezhda. Fantasy and Utopia in the Contemporary Soviet Novel, 1976-1981. 1986.

Stites, Richard. Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution. Oxford: 1989.