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  • The Funeral Partyby Ludmila Ulitskaya

    Orion 2015; Not Available

    In a small apartment in New York, in the sweltering mid-summer heat, a group of Russian émigrés gather around the sickbed of an artist named Alik. Nina, his wife, is desperate for Alik to be baptised; Irina, his ex-lover, a circus acrobat turned lawyer, quietly pays the bills; elderly Maria dispenses magical herbs; and Maika, Irina's fifteen-year-old... more...

  • The Funeral Partyby Ludmila Ulitskaya

    Orion 2015; US$ 15.00

    In a small apartment in New York, in the sweltering mid-summer heat, a group of Russian émigrés gather around the sickbed of an artist named Alik. Nina, his wife, is desperate for Alik to be baptised; Irina, his ex-lover, a circus acrobat turned lawyer, quietly pays the bills; elderly Maria dispenses magical herbs; and Maika, Irina's fifteen-year-old... more...

  • Fast Livesby Claire Sterk

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    Providing insight into drug use from the point of view of female users, this book tells of the complex lives, challenges, and choices of women who use crack cocaine. While popular images of these women present them simply as unreliable individuals, unfit mothers, and women who will do almost anything for crack, Claire Sterk's years of ethnographic... more...

  • Gender, Culture, and Physicalityby Sterk; Knoppers

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    Gender, Culture and Physicality explores and challenges cultural obstacles associated with gendered meanings given to physicality, or bodies in action. The authors argue that these meanings reflect cultural attitudes toward women and men and shape people's choices, but can be changed through conscious "degendering." more...

  • Western Intellectuals and the Soviet Union, 1920-40by Ludmila Stern

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Despite the appalling record of the Soviet Union on human rights questions, many western intellectuals with otherwise impeccable liberal credentials were strong supporters the Soviet Union in the interwar period. This book explores how this seemingly impossible situation came about. Focusing in particular on the work of various official and semi-official... more...

  • Medea and Her Childrenby Ludmila Ulitskaya

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Medea Georgievna Sinoply Mendez is an iconic figure in her Crimean village, the last remaining pure-blooded Greek in a family that has lived on that coast for centuries. Childless Medea is the touchstone of a large family, which gathers each spring and summer at her home. There are her nieces (sexy Nike and shy Masha), her nephew Georgii (who shares... more...

  • Sonechkaby Ludmila Ulitskaya

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.00

    ?From one of the most important living Russian writers comes a collection of storytelling miracles. The Russian women in Ludmila Ulitskaya?s stories are unlike any you have met before. They are charming, intelligent, seductive, and strong enough to carry an entire dysfunctional country on their backs.? ?Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante?s... more...

  • The Funeral Partyby Ludmila Ulitskaya

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    August 1991. In a sweltering New York City apartment, a group of Russian émigrés gathers round the deathbed of an artist named Alik, a charismatic character beloved by them all, especially the women who take turns nursing him as he fades from this world. Their reminiscences of the dying man and of their lives in Russia are punctuated by debates and... more...

  • Soft Computing in Economics and Financeby Ludmila Dymowa

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 179.00

    This book lays out a new systematization of the problems of multiple-criteria decision making which allows the author to reveal solutions to unsolved problems. These solutions, included in the volume, are applied to real-world issues in finance and business. more...

  • Russian Diasporaby Ludmila Isurin

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    The book presents a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the contemporary Russian immigration to three countries: the United States, Germany, and Israel. The changes and transformations in three domains, i.e., cultural perception, self-identification, and attitudes to first language maintenance, are explored through the Acculturation Framework that... more...