Contemporary Belarusian Literature

The purpose of this review is not, however, to suggest what might have been but to note gratefully what we have. For this encylopaedic work Biaźliepkina has read widely, consulting in addition to primary texts and secondary sources, aŭtarefieraty (dissertation abstracts) and publications of conference proceedings. The chronological range of 100 sloŭ is roughly the last twenty-five years, from 1987 to 2012, but some topics of necessity go beyond this span: for example, Socialist Realism, and Vasiĺ Bykaŭ (1924-2013) or Uladzimir Karatkievič (1930-1984).