Neil Cornwell is Professor Emeritus (Russian and Comparative Literature) at the University of Bristol. Having studied at SSEES (University of London) he taught at the New University of Ulster (Coleraine) and Queen’s University (Belfast). He has translated works by Odoevsky, Mayakovsky, Lermontov and Daniil Kharms. His authored books include The Literary Fantastic (1990) and The Absurd in Literature (2006), as well as works on Odoevsky, Pasternak, Pushkin, James Joyce and Nabokov. He is also the editor of Reference Guide to Russian Literature (1998).
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In the title piece of this collection a party of guests wonder at the great comet which has appeared in the sky, and give their predictions of what this ill omen portends for the Earth. Mixing elements of the Gothic with fantasy, this piece marks the dawn of Russian science fiction, and constitutes…READ MORE >
On his travels through the wild mountainous terrain of the Caucasus, the narrator of A Hero of Our Time chances upon the veteran soldier and storyteller Maxim Maximych, who relates to him the dubious exploits of his former comrade Pechorin. Engaging in various acts of duelling, contraband, abduction…READ MORE >