References for the exam in literature in 2020

The first thing that is needed to prepare for the exam in literature for everyone who plans to take the exam in 2020 is the official list of literature compiled by the FIPI.

The list contains all the works that graduates need to familiarize themselves with at the preparation stage in order to find arguments for compositions of various topics.

List of works from FIPI

The recommended list of literature compiled by experts of the Federal Institute of Pedagogical Measurements for the SEE 2020 on literature is given in the draft codifier of content elements.

Until the end of the XVIII century

From Old Russian literature on the Unified State Examination the work "The Word about Igor's Regiment" is taken out, and from 18th century literature:

  • comedy "Undergrowth" (V. A. Zhukovsky);
  • poetry "Monument" (G. R. Derzhavin).

1st half of the 19th century

The period that presented literature with a number of classics, whose works are known far beyond the borders of Russia. So, to write an essay on the exam in 2020, you need to pay attention to the list of literature, which presents poems, poems, novels and novels.





V.A. Zhukovsky



A. S. Griboedov

"Woe from Wit"


A. S. Pushkin

"Captain's daughter"


A.S. Pushkin

"Eugene Onegin"


A.S. Pushkin

"Bronze Horseman"


M. Yu. Lermontov

"A song about ... the merchant Kalashnikov"


M. Yu. Lermontov



M. Yu. Lermontov

"Hero of our time"


N.V. Gogol.



N.V. Gogol.



N.V. Gogol.

"Dead Souls"





V.A. Zhukovsky


A. S. Pushkin


"In the depths of the Siberian ores ..."


"To sea"


"To Chaadaev"



"Song of the Prophetic Oleg"


"Winter road"

"I remember a wonderful moment ..."

"Drops the crimson forest his dress ..."

"In the hills of Georgia lies the night darkness ..."

"The conversation of the bookseller with the poet"

"I erected a monument to myself miraculous ..."

I loved you: love still, maybe ... "

"... I visited again ..."

"Winter morning"




"The daylight has gone out ..."

"Imitations of the Quran"

"The freedom of the sower is sowing ..."

M. Yu. Lermontov

"No, I'm not Byron, I'm different ..."

"From under the mysterious, cold half-mask ..."

"When a yellowing cornfield is worried ..."

"No, not you so passionately I love ..."

"How often, surrounded by a motley crowd ..."

"I go out alone on the road… "

"And bored and sad"

"Death of poet"

"Three palm trees"












2nd half of the 19th century

In the second half of the 19th century, the most famous novels were written, studied in the school curriculum Fathers and Sons (I. Turgenev) and War and Peace (L. N. Tolstoy). In addition to these works, the FIPI literature list for passing the Unified State Examination 2020 included poems, tales, poems, drama, and even memoirs.





A. N. Ostrovsky



I. S. Turgenev

"Fathers and Sons"


I. A. Goncharov



N. A. Nekrasov

"Who should live well in Russia"


M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin

"The story of how one man

fed two generals

fairy tale

M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin

"Wild landowner"

fairy tale

M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin

"Wise clerk"

fairy tale

M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin

"The history of one city"


L. N. Tolstoy

"War and Peace"


F. M. Dostoevsky

"Crime and Punishment"


N. S. Leskov

One piece (optional)




F. I. Tyutchev



"There is in the fall of the original ..."

"Not that you think nature ..."

"There is buoyancy in the waves of the sea ..."

"I met you - and all the past ..."

"A kite has risen from a clearing ..."

"Nature is a sphinx. And the more true it is ..."

"Oh, how deadly we love ..."

"We are not given to predict ..."

"The mind cannot understand Russia ..."

A. A. Fet

"Dawn says goodbye to the earth ..."

"Learn from them - from the oak, from the birch ..."

"With one push to drive the rook alive ..."

"This morning, this joy ..."

"Whisper, timid breath ..."

"Another May Night"

"The night shone. The moon was full of garden. They lay ..."


N. A. Nekrasov

"I do not like your irony ..."



"Yesterday, at six o'clock ..."

"On the road"

"Poet and Citizen"

"You and I are stupid people ..."

"Oh Muse! I'm at the door of the tomb ..."


The end of XIX - beginning of XX century

The period presented the world with the works of the pen Anton Pavlovich Chekhov presented in the FIPI list - the play "The Cherry Orchard" and stories:

  • "Student";
  • "Ionych";
  • "The man in the case";
  • "Lady with a dog";
  • "Death of an official";
  • "Chameleon".

1st half of the 20th century

The beginning of the 20th century is a period that presented many magnificent poems, as well as novels, poems, novels and short stories, on the pages of which you can find a lot of useful information for argumentation in the exam papers.





I. A. Bunin

"Mr. of San Francisco"


I. A. Bunin

"Clean Monday"


M. Gorky

"Old Isergil"


M. Gorky

"At the bottom"


A. A. Block



V.V. Mayakovsky

"A cloud in pants"


A. A. Akhmatova



M.A. Sholokhov

Quiet Don


M.A. Sholokhov

"The fate of man"


M. A. Bulgakov

"White Guard"

(selection allowed)


M. A. Bulgakov

"Master and Margarita"

(selection allowed)


A. T. Twardowski

"Vasily Terkin"


B. L. Pasternak

"Doctor Zhivago"


A. I. Solzhenitsyn

"Matrenin yard"


A. I. Solzhenitsyn

"One day of Ivan Denisovich"


A.P. Platonov

One piece





A. A. Block




"Oh, I want to live madly ..."

"I enter the dark temples ..."

"Night, street, lantern, pharmacy ..."

"In the restaurant"


"On the railway"

"The river stretches. Flowing, sad lazily ..."

"About valor, about feats, about glory ..."

V.V. Mayakovsky

"And could you?"

"Violin and a little nervous"

"Letter to Tatyana Yakovleva"

"Good attitude to horses"




"Sitting around"



"An extraordinary adventure with Vladimir

Mayakovsky summer in the country "

S. A. Yesenin

"Goy, Russia, my dear! ...

"I do not regret, do not call, do not cry… "

"I am walking the valley. At the back of the cap ..."

"Letter to mother"

"Singing hewn horns ..."

"Do not wander, do not crumple in the crimson bushes ..."

"Shagane, you are mine, Shagane ..."

"On the red evening the road thought ..."

"Low house with blue shutters ..."

"The feather grass is sleeping. The plain is dear ..."

"We are leaving a little now ..."

"Soviet Russia"



M. I. Tsvetaeva

"To my poems written so early ..."

"Seven hills - like seven bells! ..."

"Who is made of stone, who is made of clay ..."

"Books in red binding"

"Longing for the motherland! For a long time ..."

"Poems to the Block"


O. E. Mandelstam

"Notre Dame"

"For the explosive prowess of centuries to come ..."

"Insomnia. Homer. Tight sails ..."

"I returned to my city, familiar to tears ..."

A. A. Akhmatova

"Song of the last meeting"

"I don’t need odic ratifications ..."

"A tearful autumn, like a widow ..."

"Clasped her hands under a dark veil ..."

"There are days before spring ..."

"The whole point is in one single covenant ..."

"I had a voice. He called comfortingly ..."

"Not with those who threw the earth ..."

"Poems about Petersburg"

"Seaside sonnet"



A. T. Twardowski

"In memory of the mother"

"I know, no fault of mine ..."

B. L. Pasternak

"February. Get ink and cry! ..."

"No one will be in the house ..."

"To love others is a heavy cross ..."

"Definition of poetry"

"In everything I want to go ..."

"About these verses"

"Winter night"




"It's snowing"


2nd half of XX- beginning of XXI century

The list of literary works that must be read for the exam in 2020 also included poets, prose writers and playwrights of our time. Graduates are recommended to choose a fairly impressive list of authors, among which it is worth choosing at least 3 in the block of 3 prose writers in the block of poets and reading works of their own choice.

Prose writers



F. A. Abramov

Ch. T. Aitmatov

V.P. Astafiev

V. I. Belov

A. G. Bitov

V.V. Bykov

V.S. Grossman

S. D. Dovlatov

V. L. Kondratiev

V.P. Nekrasov

E. I. Nosov

V. G. Rasputin

V.F. Tendryakov

Yu. V. Trifonov

V. M. Shukshin

B.A. Akhmadulina

I.A. Brodsky

A.A. Ascension

V.S. Vysotsky

E.A. Yevtushenko

ON. Zabolotsky

Yu.P. Kuznetsov

L.N. Martynov

B.Sh. Okudzhava

N.M. Scar

D.S. Samoilov

B.A. Slutsky

V.N. Sokolov

V.A. Soloukhin

A.A. Tarkovsky

A.N. Watermelons

A.V. Vampilov

A.M. Volodin

V.S. Rosov

M.M. Roshchin

(1 author to choose)

Tutorial Tips

It is necessary to start preparing for the exam in literature with a detailed familiarization with the codifier and specifications of 2020. These documents describe in detail what will be checked during the test and what tasks may be encountered in KIM.

After familiarizing yourself with the basic information, it is worth repeating the theory of literature, and after that, proceed to work on the literary works indicated in the list.

Experienced educators recommend paying attention to such important aspects when working with texts:

  • biography of the author;
  • Important dates
  • plot and essence of the conflict (2-3 sentences);
  • Full character names
  • interesting phrases.

Important! Try to read all the works in the original, do not give in to the desire to use abridged versions or criticism. Often in such "substitutes" miss important points.

At the preparation stage, specially designed FIPI notebooks will be useful, where all questions are grouped by authors, as well as a bank of open assignments for the site, combined into blocks by main periods.

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