Contribution of the Brothers Strugatsky to the Genre of Russian Science Fiction

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dc.contributor.author Kulikova, Yulia A., 1985-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-29T17:04:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-29T17:04:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/11525
dc.description viii, 62 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are the most prolific Soviet science fiction writers, who focused, above all, on the social themes and with satire discussed the political and social agendas in the Soviet society. This thesis explores the contribution of the Brothers Strugatsky to the genre of Russian science fiction and looks into the main themes of their most famous novels. At the beginning, I present a short overview of the history of Russian science fiction. Further on, I explore the Brothers Strugatsky's role in the development of science fiction in the Soviet Union and single out the two phases of their literary career: utopian and anti-utopian. Furthermore, I examine the Strugatskys' most prominent novels and their main themes: human nature and Soviet bureaucracy. Finally, I analyze to what extent the Strugatskys' novels fit into the Soviet reality and how they shape the genre of science fiction in Russia. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Committee in charge: Susanna Lim, Chair; Yelaina Kripkov, Member; Katya Hokanson, Member en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Russian and East European Studies Program, M.A., 2011;
dc.subject Literature en_US
dc.subject Science fiction, Russian en_US
dc.subject Strugatskii, Arkadii Natanovich en_US
dc.subject Strugatskii, Boris Natanovich en_US
dc.title Contribution of the Brothers Strugatsky to the Genre of Russian Science Fiction en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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