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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 36.50
"My aim is to present Tolstoy's work as he may have understood it himself," writes Donna Orwin. Reconstructing the intellectual and psychic struggles behind the masterpieces of his early and middle age, this major study covers the period during which he wrote The Cossacks , War and Peace , and Anna Karenina . Orwin uses the tools of biography,... more...
- Melville House 2013; US$ 18.95
The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview?conducted by the author of himself. Dossier K is Imre Kertész?s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize, an attempt to set the record straight. But, as befits Kertész,... more...
- Cybereditions 2001; US$ 17.95
Brian Boyd's classic study explores the relationship between the obvious dazzle of Nabokov's style and the unsuspected depths of his thought before focusing on his richest and most surprising novel. This 'stunning', 'magnificent' first book by 'the great man of Nabokov studies', which 'provides not only the best commentary on Ada , but also a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 130.00
The prose writings of Vladimir Nabokov form one of the most intriguing oeuvres of the twentieth century. His novels, which include Despair, Lolita and Pale Fire , have been celebrated for their stylistic artistry, their formal complexity, and their unique treatment of themes of memory, exile, loss, and desire. This collection of essays offers readings... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 21.00
"Crime and Punishment has upon most readers an impact as immediate and obvious and full as the news of murder next door," wrote critic R. P. Blackmur. "One almost participates in the crime.., it is the murder that only by some saving accident we did not ourselves commit." In the whole literature of the ambivalent relationship between man and the crimes... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 26.00
Newly-commissioned essays by prominent European and North American scholars describe and discuss the work of Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Bulgakov, Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn and others. There is a chronology and guide to further reading. This is an invaluable volume for anyone interested in the Russian novel. Topics covered include... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00
Key dimensions of Tolstoy's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. The essays are well supported by supplementary material including a chronology of the Tolstoy's life and detailed guides to further reading. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for scholars and students. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 48.00
Exiles cross borders, become non-mainstream individuals and break through barriers of thought and experience. Forced or chosen detachment can lead to originality of vision, awareness of simultaneous dimensions in short a writing that challenges boundaries of genre, monolingualism and national literatures. The writers of the Balkan (Slavic) diaspora... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 44.00
This study describes and evaluates the main trends in Soviet Russian prose and poetry since the death of Stalin in the light of the cultural, ideological, social and political developments of the past quarter-century. more...