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  • The Cherry Orchard, and Other Playsby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Julius West

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 4.95

    The Cherry Orchard was written by Chekhov as a comedy, but directed by Stanislavski as a tragedy on its premier. The play has maintained the dual nature of these intentions ever since. An aristocratic family return to their estate on the eve of auction. Though alternatives present themselves, the family is apathetic and their property is sold. The... more...

  • Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguisticsby Peter Arkadiev; Axel Holvoet; Björn Wiemer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Baltic languages have only marginally featured in the discourse of theoretical linguistics and linguistic typology. The book aims to reconnect Baltic linguistics and the current agenda of the theoretical and typological study of language. The book is intended for a broad linguistic audience, including typologists and theoretical linguists.... more...

  • Voice and Argument Structure in Balticby Axel Holvoet; Nicole Nau

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    The present article discusses the nature of the Latvian passive and, more specifically, the impersonal passive. It is argued that Latvian has indeed an impersonal passive that shows no signs of turning into an active impersonal, a development that has occurred in the history of Polish and could be an ongoing process in contemporary Lithuanian. Several... more...

  • An Introduction to the Russian Novelby Janko Lavrin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this book, first published in 1943, Janko Lavrin provides an overview of the development of the Russian novel by placing the great Russian novelists ? Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Gorky, Gogol ? in relation to their native literature and their social, political and cultural backgrounds. An Introduction to the Russian Novel will appeal particularly... more...

  • Case in Russianby Alexandra Beytenbrat

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This volume presents an analysis of Russian case from a sign-oriented perspective. The study was inspired by William Diver?s analysis of Latin case and follows the spirit of the Columbia School of linguistics. The fundamental premise that underlies this volume is that language is a communicative tool shaped by human behavior.In this study, case is... more...

  • Colloquial Slovakby James Naughton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Colloquial Slovak: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Slovak as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed... more...

  • The Seagullby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.99

    The Seagull is the first of Anton Checkov's four full-length plays. It explores the romantic and artistic tension in the relationships between a young woman, a fading older lady, her playwright son and a popular story writer. The play references Shakespeare's Hamlet both in text and content. It has a cast of eclectic characters whose principle... more...

  • Brüchige Zugehörigkeitenby Gabriele Rosenthal; Viola Stephan; Niklas Radenbach

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 23.34

    Inhaltsverzeichnis Inhalt Vorbemerkung9 Kapitel 1 Gegenwärtige Probleme der Zugehörigkeit und ihre historische Bedingtheit Gabriele Rosenthal unter Mitarbeit von Viola Stephan11 1.1Die Enkelinnen und Enkel: Zwischen angestrengter Anpassung und provokativer Abgrenzung?11 1.2Eine Studie zu mehreren Generationen: Fragestellungen - interviewte Personen... more...

  • An Outline of Russian Literatureby Maurice Baring

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Russian authors such as Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky have long been recognized by critics and readers alike as some of the world's most gifted literary artists. However, their complex prose and weighty philosophical ideas can be overwhelming. This in-depth guide to Russian literature is an invaluable tool for readers who are just beginning... more...