Karen Ryan-Hughes is an Assistant Professor of Russian in the Department of Slavic Languages at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.1993 0-7734-9348-4
This study examines the significant changes that have occurred in this genre in terms of its structure, narratology and thematics during the period of glasnost. It demonstrates that the feuilletonist's position has changed decisively from that of an advocate of the status quo to an antagonist of the Soviet state, the Party and the official economic apparatus. A lengthy introduction examines the development of the journalistic feuilleton in Russia from its origins in the eighteenth century through the Soviet period. Feuilletonists whose works are analyzed in depth are Leonid Likhodeev, Lev Novozhenov, Eduard Grafov, Marina Lebedeva, Leonid Treer and Iurii Makarov. The work closes with a an appendix of annotated and translated examples which will make the text accessible to scholars in related fields. This study makes a significant contribution to understanding current Russian literature and their rich satiric tradition.