The Russian Forest

The Russian Forest The Russian Forest embodies all the most characteristic features of its author s style and manner In this novel which reads like a kaleidoscope of the twentieth century Russian scene the author emer

  • Title: The Russian Forest
  • Author: Leonid Leonov
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 160
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  • The Russian Forest embodies all the most characteristic features of its author s style and manner In this novel, which reads like a kaleidoscope of the twentieth century Russian scene, the author emerges with consummate versatility as artist, philosopher, and citizen The plot is a simple one, based on the complex relationship between the girl Polya and her father VikhrovThe Russian Forest embodies all the most characteristic features of its author s style and manner In this novel, which reads like a kaleidoscope of the twentieth century Russian scene, the author emerges with consummate versatility as artist, philosopher, and citizen The plot is a simple one, based on the complex relationship between the girl Polya and her father Vikhrov, a professor of forestry, but the events which form the novel s background are described with an epic sweep charged with social meaning We find here half a century of Russian life, the Great Patriotic War, the harsh clash of scientists, a maturing new generation, different life patterns, the timber merchant Knishev, who went through Russia s forests with the axe, leaving a trail of wanton destruction, the half crazy landowner lady cheated by Knishev, Colonel Chandvetsky of the secret political police, and last but not least Professor Vikhrov s principal opponent, the mealy mouth time server flirting with liberalism Gratsiansky And all these, one way or another, are linked with the life of the novel s central character and his family, and ultimately with the history of the Russian forest, which Leonov treats as something inseparable from the history of the Russian S tate itself The Russian forest here is a symbol of the national life Embodied in the idea of self perpetuation, it becomes a criterion of the Soviet man s moral purity, his patriotism and heroic stature at a calamitous time in his country s history.

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