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  • Tolstoyby Ernest Joseph Simmons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Tolstoy?s fame as one of the world?s greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study, first published in 1973, presents an introduction to the historical and cultural background of Tolstoy?s lifetime, then going on to consider... more...

  • Leo Tolstoyby Richard F. Gustafson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 63.00

    Much of what was central to Tolstoy seems embarrassing to Western and Soviet critics, points out Richard Gustafson in his absorbing argument for the predominance of Tolstoy's religious viewpoint in all his writings. Received opinion says that there are two Tolstoys, the pre-conversion artist and the post-conversion religious thinker and prophet, but... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Innovation in Traditionby Pepijn Hendriks

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 83.00

    This study explores the history of the language of a manuscript known as Tönnies Fonne?s Russian-German phrasebook (Pskov, 1607). The phrasebook is not, as many scholars have assumed, the result of the efforts of a 19-year-old German merchant, who came to Russia to learn the language and who recorded the everyday vernacular in the town of Pskov from... more...

  • Von Cicikov bis Chodorkovskij: Unternehmer im Literatur- und Mediendiskurs Russlandsby Maria Smyshliaeva

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 50.25

    Vor dem Hintergrund der sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Veränderungen im Russland der Transformationszeit wird ein historischer Konflikt zwischen dem Wertethos der russischen Intelligencija und der ?praktischen Rationalität? der Unternehmer offenbar: Dem neuen ökonomischen Habitus letzterer steht ein seit Jahrhunderten vor allem der russischen Literatur... more...