An enthralling guide to Russia's literary landscape.
Russian writers have always played a special role in the spiritual, intellectual, and political lives of their readers. This book reveals the warmth and energy with which their legacy is cherished. The authors take the reader on a tour of sites of the most important scenes of Russian literature. Readers can trace the steps of Raskolnikov through St. Petersburg or follow Esenin's bohemian life in Moscow. A book to be read at home as much as by travellers, Literary Russia sketches not only an extraordinary literary map of Russia but also a whole social and political panorama that unfolds in vivid and remarkable detail.