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- Melville House 2013; US$ 14.95
A new edition of Bulgakov?s fantastical precursor to The Master and Margarita , part of Melville House?s reissue of the Bulgakov backlist in Michael Glenny?s celebrated translations. A key work of early modernism, this is the superbly comic story of a Soviet scientist and a scroungy Moscow mongrel named Sharik. Attempting a medical first, the... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 2001; US$ 17.99
A major achievement?Callow examines Chekhov's life within the context of the evolution of his art, making the reader acutely aware of the hidden ground from which his work sprang and on which his life stood. A beautifully written biography by a novelist, poet, and biographer. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 94.99
Russian literature is most celebrated for its Romantic and modernist poetry and 19th-century novels. While literary traditions of varying sorts have been part of Slavic and Russian culture for over a millennium, it is only since the 18th century that they came to resemble literature from the West. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013;
This book examines Spain's reception of Russo-Soviet literature and its relationship with Nuevo Romanticismo through the lens of Bakhtin's theories on the novel, claiming ultimately that these writers were in dialogue with Russian models of social art. more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.50
In The Idiot , Prince Myshkin, a saintly man, is thrust into the heart of a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, as Dostoevsky's "positively... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1986; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, you explore... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1967; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on War and Peace, you discover Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Anna Karenina delves into the complex web of relationships in Tolstoy’s epic novel. As the characters unfold, this novel draws you into the lives of Karenin, Anna, and others as they struggle... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 34.00
A comprehensive account of the lives and works of Russia's women writers from the Middle Ages to the present. Contributors have addressed the surprising contexts within which women's writing has been produced. The volume is supported by extensive reference features including a bibliography and guide to writers and their works. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 60.00
This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky?s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle. more...