Russian literature includes the literature of Russia and its emigrants, as well as the literature of independent peoples who throughout history lived in the same state union as the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union. It begins with the earliest Old Russian works, as early as 900, and continues to this day.
Russian literature includes some of the most popular novels, plays, and poems of today. Although the vast majority of works of Russian literature were written in Russian, some works were also written in Old Slavonic, which was the first language in Russia to be written.
Below you'll find a list of book summaries from authors that influenced Russian literature and left their mark in the writing world.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian writer. His prison experiences were the background for his first novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was one of the most widely read and highly regarded Russian novel writers, and one of the best writers of Russian realism.
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Russian count, writer and one of the world's biggest novelists of all time.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist of great renown. His work became hit throughout Europe and America.