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  • Russian For Dummiesby Andrew Kaufman; Serafima Gettys; Nina Wieda

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    Russian is spoken by nearly 450 million people, and demand for Russian-speakers is growing. This introductory course includes an audio CD with practice dialogues-just the ticket for readers who need basic Russian for business, school, or travel. Serafima Gettys , PhD (Newark, CA), is Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University.... more...

  • Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy,  Doctor Zhivago  is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the... more...

  • Russianby Olga E. Kagan; Kudyma S. Anna; Frank J. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced is a vibrant and modern course designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Russian. Offering a flexible modular approach structured around contemporary themes, the course further develops reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills while also expanding the student’s cultural literacy.? Key... more...

  • The Discoverersby Daniel J. Boorstin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.  In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes... more...

  • Oranges and Snowby Milan Djordjevic; Charles Simic

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic has done more than anyone since Czeslaw Milosz to introduce English-language readers to the greatest modern Slavic poets. In Oranges and Snow , Simic continues this work with his translations of one of today's finest Serbian poets, Milan Djordjevic. An encounter between two poets and two languages, this bilingual... more...

  • Degrees of Explicitnessby John Leafgren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This book explores factors relevant in the choices speakers and writers make in regard to explicitness of reference to the subjects and objects in their utterances. Bulgarian is a particularly felicitous target language for this type of study, since it possesses a rich inventory of available packaging techniques, ranging from zero reference, to various... more...

  • Sociocultural Perspectives on Language Change in Diasporaby David R. Andrews

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 125.00

    This book is a sociolinguistic examination of the Russian speech of the American “Third Wave”, the migration from the Soviet Union which began in the early 1970s under the policy of détente. Within the framework of bilingualism and language contact studies, it examines developments in emigré Russian with reference to the late... more...

  • The Chain of Being and Having in Slavicby Steven J. Clancy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    The complex diachronic and synchronic status of the concepts be and have can be understood only with consideration of their full range of constructions and functions. Data from modern Slavic languages (Russian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian) provides a window into zero copulas, non-verbal have expressions, and verbal constructions. From the perspective... more...

  • The Reading of Russian Literature in Chinaby Mark Gamsa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book traces the profound influence that Russian literature, which was tied inseparably to the political victory of the Russian revolution, had on China during a period that saw the collapse of imperial rule and the rise of the Communist Party. more...

  • Chekhov in Performanceby J. L. Styan

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 35.00

    A rewarding study of four of Chekhov's major plays. more...