Igor' Sukhikh (essay date winter 2000-2001)
SOURCE: Sukhikh, Igor'. “About Stars, Blood, People, and Horses.” Russian Studies in Literature 37, no. 1 (winter 2000-2001): 6-26.
[In the following essay, Sukhikh offers a thematic and stylistic examination of Red Cavalry and chronicles the writing of the book, which he asserts happened in “three steps, over three stages of transformation of the raw material of life into a work of art.”]
In the seventh year of the new era (a.d. 1924), Army Commander Budennyi, “having rode into...
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