Crime or Punishment: Russian Narratives of Incarceration


On this page, you can browse the history of Russian prison writing via the Google Map above. Click on the various pins to bring up each text's information page, and consider the expansiveness of this tradition by moving through the region. 

You will also find a list of all these works below. Each text's page includes the title of the work, author's name, date of work's completion (not publication), location (setting) of action, a plot summary, a brief analysis, key quotations, a short author biography, and an annotated bibliography for further reading.

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