>the richness of Russian words and expressions, the language's unconstrained syntax, afford me intense pleasure

>the richness of Russian words and expressions, the language's unconstrained syntax, afford me intense pleasure
>I cannot live without the language, and I live *in* the language
So what is it about the Russian language that has made Russia produce so many great writers?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Idk man I guess you should look for books about the Russian language instead of asking here. You will get more answers this way. Just type in Amazon "Russian language" and see if you find something useful. Good luck Anon 🙂

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are plenty of great Spanish, English, French, Japanese, etc. writers too. Producing great writers is a matter of how large the class with leisure to write novels is and the size of the market they might write for, and nothing about the innate characteristics of the language.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >There are plenty of great Spanish, English, French, Japanese,
      One of these things is not like the other...zzz

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not the language. It was the contrast of having a relatively large section of educated, Westernized intellectuals living in a country where the vast majority of people lived worse than dogs. A very fruitful landscape for profound, meaningful art. Of course, now that Russia is an industrialized and modern country things have changed and the literature isn't particularly good anymore.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would say it has more to do with the fact that they were at the periphery of Europe and not really a part of Europe proper, so they always had that kidn of anxiety about not belonging and wanting to belong and yet this being impossible too because they were Russian, Orthodox, and so on. They were constantly studying and admiring or imitating the West/Europe, and they never truly became European. This created fertile ground for self-examination and the kind of neuroticism that produces art.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Extremely true, I kind of had this in the back of my mind but couldn't articulate it. Probably the main reason they were so good at writing. Then they phoned it in and now everything is shit, just like everywhere else

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I would say it has more to do with the fact that they were at the periphery of Europe and not really a part of Europe proper
        You could say that for Portugal, Spain, and the Balkans as well, but could you say all of those have literature as good as Russia?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Considering those countries half as alien as Rusia for the rest of Europe, is absurd. Even so, yes, they have great literature considering their population.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'll give you the Balkans, but Portugal? Fricking Spain??? moronic. You do realize the Spanish crown controlled half of Italy for like a hundred years? Spain and Portugal are both Catholic countries? Spanish and Italian are mutually intelligible?

          Comparing them to Russia is absolutely the most moronic thing I've read on here in at least the last 15 minutes.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Portugal and Spain are only held as not European by a small subset of Anglos who #never forgot the Armada

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly this. They also remained closer to religion as the West rejected it, which inspired many beautiful works of literature and music. (Until gommanism, of course.)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >now that Russia is an industrialized and modern country things have changed and the literature isn't particularly good anymore
      absolute dickhead take. look into Elizarov, Sorokin, Limonov, Erofeev, Pelevin. All of these are modern writers who wrote stuff thats arguably as good as the russian classics.
      >t. russki

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pidorashka, pls*~~

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Russian is just a barbaric, mongoloid version of Polish. It's a mockery. The great novels they have produced in spite of their guttural demon tongue are better enjoyed in translation to a superior slavic language.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao, why doesn't polish use the cyrillic alphabet then, its latin spellings are a nightmare

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Modern Cyrillic is a bastardization as well, my friendo

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cyrillic is hideous

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Russia has produced like four great writers. Why do people bang on about it so much?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because America has produced zero.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We invented writing and still dominate it keep seething thirdie you literally don't matter

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >We invented writing
          𐎽𐎤𐎱𐎨𐎮𐎸𐎽𐎫𐏀, 𐎡𐎱𐎮𐏂𐎧𐎤𐎱?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry I don't speak mexican

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >So what is it about the Russian language that has made Russia produce so many great writers?
        Russia has never produced a great writer. You've been tricked by their excellent propagandists.

        Russia's "great writers" are comparable to the slop Americans get on daytime TV, and it's because authors like Chekov and Dostoevsky heavily influenced that kind of writing. Middling American authors produce works works far beyond anything the vodka-soaked imagination of the Russians could come up with.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >tryinghard.jpg

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You need try hard to reverse the conditioning provided by a century of propaganda telling people that any cultural work made by Russians has any value.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Russia produce so many great writers

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Russian great literature is a Kremlin psyop
    Fun fact: in Russia Solzhenitsyn most known as traitor of our soviet motherland, and Nabokov is a "that pedo guy".

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hope to learn Russian one day
    Who are the best modern Russian authors (last 50 or so years) to read in order to learn the language before you dive into the classics?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Last "really good" generation of russian authors died in 30s. Nowadays okay authors: Sorokin, Pelevin, Vodolazkin, Mamleev.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well I'm not looking for really good authors
        I'm looking for authors to read after I finish reading Harry Potter so I can read as many words as possible per minute for a few years
        I'm interested in Vodolazkin

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This man's words kill communists so I'd say he's entitled to his opinions.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Slavic has less strict rules than Romance, Germanic, Celtic, or Greek, so it has a certain type of ability for emotion, flexiblity, humour, and poetry.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Synthetic languages mog analytic ones so hard it's not even funny. I wish we all spoke Latin nowadays.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    le russian soul

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > so many great writers
    you can vacuum seal Anna Karenina, Chekhov and maybe a selected poet and that's it; everything else would be secondary

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