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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...
- 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...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 25.95
After Stalin's death in 1953, the Soviet Union dismantled the enormous system of terror and torture that he had created. But there has never been any Russian ban on former party functionaries, nor any external authority to dispense justice. Memorials to the Soviet victims are inadequate, and their families have received no significant compensation.... more...
- Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00
Bakhtin and his Others offers fresh theoretical insights into Bakhtins ideas on (inter)subjectivity and temporality, research into his theoretical backgrounds, and case studies where these insights are employed in literary analysis. more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 14.95
An NYRB Classics Original Few writers had to confront as many of the last century?s mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman, who wrote with terrifying clarity about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine. An Armenian Sketchbook , however, shows us a very different Grossman, notable for his tenderness, warmth, and sense... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian are the three most influential poets from Northern Ireland who have composed poems with a link to the Tsarist Empire and the Soviet Union. Through their references to Russia the three poets achieve a geographical and mental detachment allowing them to turn a fresh eye on the Northern Irish situation. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Soviet literature in general and Soviet children?s literature in particular have often been labeled by Western and post-Soviet Russian scholars and critics as propaganda. Below the surface, however, Soviet children?s literature and culture allowed its creators greater experimental and creative freedom than did the socialist realist culture for adults.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
This book explores how one of the world's most literary-oriented societies entered the modern visual era, beginning with the advent of photography in the nineteenth century, focusing then on literature's role in helping to shape cinema as a tool of official totalitarian culture during the Soviet period, and concluding with an examination of post-Soviet... more...