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E. Zamyatin’s Novel “We” in Russian Classics (M. Saltykov-Shchedrin, F. Dostoevsky)

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2013. Vol. 2. No. 1. Pp. 57-64.
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Akhmetova G. A.
Bashkir State University
32 Z. Validi Street, 450076, Ufa, Russia
Email: toha230@rambler.ru

Abstract

The article dwells on the origin of the dystopian genre in the Russian classical literature of the 19th century in M. Saltykov-Shchedrin and F. Dostoevsky’s creative work. It is shown that a new genre created in the authors’ polemics of “The History of a Town” and “Legend of the Grand Inquisitor” with the utopian novel “What is to be done” by N. Chernyshevsky was finally completed in E. Zamyatin's “We” .

Keywords

  • • dystopia
  • • militarized “paradise”
  • • commune
  • • “nest”
  • • freedom
  • • happiness

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