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- OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 8.99
It is impossible to explain why Yevgeny chose Liza Annenskaya, as it is always impossible to explain why a man chooses this and not that woman.'This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.95
Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson?s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, is one of the most compelling, complex characters of our time. Is she an avenging angel? A dangerous outlaw? What makes Salander tick, and why is our response to her?and to Larsson?s Millennium trilogy?so strong? In The Psychology of the Girl with the... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1970; US$ 5.99
"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature.... more...
- Wiley 1966; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.<p><i>CliffsNotes on Fathers and Sons</i> explores the social pressures and conflicts of mid-nineteenth-century <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Russia</st1:place></st1:country-region>.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95
The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00
This book examines the influence of Christianity on the thought and work of the great Russian theorist Mikhael Bakhtin. This is the first full-length work to approach Bakhtin from a religious perspective, and introduces the reader to a vitally important but hitherto ignored aspect of his work. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00
The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov provides a concise introduction to one of the twentieth century's most important writers, covering Nabokov's style, preoccupations, and evolution as a writer and the impact of his controversial masterpiece Lolita. The volume also contains a chronology of his life and a guide to further reading. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 40.00
The contributors to "Strindberg's Dramaturgy" - an international group of scholars, critics and directors - explore this complex pattern of signification or meaning in both his dramatic discourse and the actual staging of the plays. Their aim is to better understand Strindberg's impact on 20th century theatre from this dual point;... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1960; US$ 67.50
When Boris Pasternaks Doctor Zhivago was published in Europe and America in 1957 and 1958, the Western world was astonished and elated. But Doctor Zhivago is not the only significant literary work to come out of Soviet Russia recently. During four extrao more...