Cover Osteuropa 1/2007

In Osteuropa 1/2007

Russia’s "New Realists"
Sergei Shargunov, Roman Senkhin and Comrades

Diana Zitzmann

Deutsche Fassung


The literature scene in Russia used the turn of the millennium as an occasion to take stock of Russian literature’s development in the post-Soviet era and to look for signs of a paradigm change. The already present criticism of post-modernism, which dominated the literary landscape after the collapse of communism, has since grown. The “new realists” – among whom the writers and publicists Sergei Shargunov and Roman Senkhin enjoy a special position – have come to play an important role in the anti-post-modern, partly nationalist imbued discourse.

(Osteuropa 1/2007, pp. 97–112)