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  • Khodasevichby David M. Bethea

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    This critical biography of Vladislav Khodasevich (1886-1939), David M. Bethea introduces to the Western reader the life and art of a literary figure described by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest Russian poet of the twentieth century. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again... more...

  • Streetwise Russianby Jack Franke

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 19.95

    The next best thing to a year in Russia! Streetwise Russian with Audio CD offers you a unique opportunity to learn first-hand how Russian is actually spoken. With the help of more than 25 everyday dialogues performed by native speakers, you pick up on the idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and vulgarisms currently used by people from all walks... more...

  • Worlds Within Worldsby Jane Tussey Costlow

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The novelist Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) is known primarily as a chronicler of his age and crafter of elegant prose--like the simplest painting of daily artifacts, his works have pleased partly because they shape a recognizable world and partly because their form gives to the content its resonant signifying power. Here Jane Costlow accounts for both... more...

  • Esthetics as Nightmareby Charles A. Moser

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    As an epoch of "censorship terror" drew to a close with the death of Nicholas I and the end of the Crimean War, Russian intellectuals had begun expressing their desires for political, philosophical, and religious reform through passionate debates over literature and esthetics. Charles Moser re-creates the leading controversies over literature and... more...

  • The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fictionby David M. Bethea

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    David Bethea examines the distinctly Russian view of the "end" of history in five major works of modern Russian fiction. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These... more...

  • Hagiography and Modern Russian Literatureby Margaret Ziolkowski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The heritage of medieval hagiography, the diverse and voluminous literature devoted to saints, was much more important in nineteenth-century Russia than is often recognized. Although scholars have treated examples of the influence of hagiographic writing on a few prominent Russian writers, Margaret Ziolkowski is the first to describe the vast extent... more...

  • K.F. Ryleevby Patrick O'Meara

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    This book focuses particular attention on the six-month interrogation of the doomed poet, and it provides a critical evaluation of Soviet interpretations and an assessment of Ryleev's historical significance. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poeticsby Mikhail Bakhtin; Caryl Emerson; Caryl Emerson

    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...

  • The Dostoevsky Encyclopediaby KENNETH LANTZ

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 155.00

    One of the greatest writers of all time, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is best known for such masterpieces as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. His works are widely read and studied today, and he has received much biographical and critical attention. Like many other writers of enduring literature, he engages timeless moral and theological... more...

  • Turgenev and Russian Cultureby Joe Andrew; Derek Offord; Robert Reid

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 106.40

    The present volume has as its central aim a reassessment of the works of Ivan Turgenev for the twenty-first century. Against the background of a decline in interest in nineteenth-century literature the articles gathered here seek to argue that the period in general, and his work in particular, still have much to offer the modern sensibility. The volume... more...