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- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 199.95
Although new histories of Russia, often reflecting the authors cultural slant, appear regularly, there is a dearth of books that explain the Russian perspective. This work takes the opposite approach by acquainting readers with some of the foremost ideas in Russian cultural history. This book contains twelve color photographs and sixteen black... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95
By examining the function of fidelity in human relationships and in the mimetic aims of contemporary realist aesthetics, Khvoshshchinskaia reveals the dynamics of domination and control which inform them. This book contains two color photographs. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99
The detektiv, Russia's version of the murder mystery, has conquered what in Soviet days loved to call itself 'the most reading nation on earth.' The first full-length study of the genre, Russian Pulp vividly illustrates how Russians understand law-breaking and crime, policemen and criminals in ways wholly different from those of Westerners. After explaining... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.95
In 1972, Natalya Gorbanevskaya was arrested for protesting against the detention of dissidents in Moscow?s Red Square. Featuring the work of this widely-recognized Russian poet and civil rights activist, this collection combines a folk-inspired modernism with a clear narrative. Of interest to Russian history buffs and academics of various fields,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Alexander Alexeieff Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures?thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 12.95
"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace . Although there have been many interpretations... more...
- Overlook 2012; US$ 12.99
The astounding and often comic story of writers fostering the tragic delusions of Stalinist Russia. frank Westerman draws the reader into the wild euphoria of the Russian Revolution, as art and reality are bent to radically new purposes. Writers of renown, described by Stalin as "engineers of the soul," were encouraged to sing the praises of canal... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 32.95
For most English-speaking readers, Russian literature consists of a small number of individual writers - nineteenth-century masters such as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev - or a few well-known works - Chekhov's plays, Brodsky's poems, and perhaps Master and Margarita and Doctor Zhivago from the twentieth century. The medieval period, as well as the... more...
- University of Delaware 2013; US$ 79.99
Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny (?new songs?), have often been the subject of folkloristic controversy. This study tells the story of the rise and fall of the noviny in all its cultural richness and pathos, an instructive tale of the interaction of aesthetics and ideology. more...