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Introduction To Viktoria Tokareva’S Life And Works, Lyubov Popov, Radha Balasubramanian Aug 2006

Introduction To Viktoria Tokareva’S Life And Works, Lyubov Popov, Radha Balasubramanian

Russian Language and Literature Papers

Viktoria Tokareva, a well-known screenwriter, is also a famous contemporary short story writer in Russia. She began writing short stories and screenplays in the late 1960s and she has distinguished herself as a writer not only in Russia, but also worldwide. Her films have won awards, and her stories have been widely read and translated. She wrote before the break-up of the Soviet Union, when there was tight censorship and after “glasnost”, when the writers began to enjoy greater freedom. The country’s social and political turmoil is set as a vivid background to Tokareva’s portrayal of human beings ...