How many and exactly what forms of the Russian novel did Russian writers of the 19th century create besides the vertex form represented by the largest works of A. Pushkin, M. Lermontov, N. Gogol, I. Goncharov, I. Turgenev, F. Dostoyevsky and L. Tolstoy? What is the Russian novel of the Leszhevsky (‘Walterscott’, Sandovian) type? What and why does the Russian family novel differ from its counterparts in Western European literature? What are the typical varieties of the Russian novel brought to life by the actual humanitarian ‘ideas of the time’? How do the novel of the Russian positivist and the novel about the Russian ‘nihilist’ relate to each other? What is the Russian novel epic on the communal and peasantry values? And how is it necessary to qualify the nonclassical forms of the Russian novel of the nineteenth century in comparison with the classical form?
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