Imperial Knowledge: Russian Literature and Colonialism

Ewa M. Thompson, Professor of Slavic Studies, Rice University

Publishing Information

Westport, CT. Greenwood Press. March 2000. 248 pages. ISBN 0-313-31311-3. $59.95


"In this thought-provoking, well-written, and fairminded book, Ewa Thompson addresses the complicity of Russian literature and even literary scholarship in furthering the goals of Russian colonialism and imperialism. A fresh perspective on the culture of Russian literature from the time of Pushkin to the post-Soviet period, Imperial Knowledge is a timely challenge to the usual ways Russian literature is read and taught."

Harold B. Segel
Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

"A pioneering book--vigorous, provocative, broadly informed and crisply written. Not to be ignored by anyone concerned with Russian culture."

Donald Fanger
Harry Levin Research Professor of Literature, Harvard University

"An erudite and magisterial study."

Richard F. Staar
Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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