Russian Literature: Who is Who?

Author: Dmitry Paranyushkin (on 04 Apr 2015)
If you don't know anything about Russian literature it may be hard to know where to start. That's why we created this graph, which you can use as a starting point for your exploration.

It works in a very simple way, just like a conversation. Imagine you tell somebody you like Kurt Vonnegut, for instance. They will probably answer that you will also like Chuck Palahniuk and Ray Bradbury. But what they will not tell you is that Kurt Vonnegut thought that the Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Karamazov Brothers was the book where you could learn anything about life... or that if you like Chuck Palahniuk you will definitely like his Russian counterpart Victor Pelevin... and that after you read Victor Pelevin you should also try to read Vladimir Sorokin – another contemporary writer... and so on.
 

 
So we invite you to use this graph to explore the Russian literature and to see how the Russian writers relate to the most known Western ones. It's highly subjective, but we did our best to make it interesting and useful for you!

Click on an author name you're interested in and then on the >> button to view the page about this author on Way to Russia.
If you select a few authors and click >> you will search Google for all the pages where those authors are mentioned together – a great way to explore literary essays and get some new book recommendations...

Comparative graph of the Russian literature
 


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