Cover Osteuropa 7-9/2020

In Osteuropa 7-9/2020

A non-ideal world
Nature and humanity in contemporary Russian literature

Lara Rindt

Deutsche Fassung


Nature is a central motif in Russian literature. There were certain phases from the 18th to the 20th centuries when an intense interest in various natural phenomena and ecological issues could be observed among works of literature. What is less well known is that in contemporary Russian literature, too, current ecological and environmental problems are also taken up in numerous works, which take an active, and often critical, stance in the Russian environmental debate.

(Osteuropa 7-9/2020, pp. 219–243)