The Literature of Roguery in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Russia

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In the eighteenth century, when the picaresque had been eclipsed by neoclassical and preromantic models in much of Europe, it flourished anew in Russia. Marcia A. Morris's book, a study of this flowering and the antecedents of the picaresque in the seventeenth-century, offers new insight into both the genre and its broad appeal for Russian readers. Morris situates the earlier tales of roguery in the tumultuous social milieu of the waning medieval period and shows how these texts mirror many of the manifestations of ...

The Literature of Roguery in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Russia 2000, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810117532

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