Literature And Empire: Scholar Susan Layton Discusses Russia’s ‘Literary Caucasus’

Where did Russia’s stereotypes of the Caucasus come from? Susan Layton’s book “Russian Literature and Empire: Conquest of the Caucasus from Pushkin to Tolstoy” provides part of the answer. The book has been described by critics as the first text “to provide a synthesizing study of Russian writing about the Caucasus during the 19th-century age […]