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  • A Schnittke Readerby Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke's own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his... more...

  • Tolstoy's 'What Is Art?'by Terry Diffey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy?s reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces, including Shakespeare and Beethoven. This book, first published in 1985, argues that these are not mere oversights on the part of Tolstoy:... more...

  • Tolstoy: An Approach bound with Dostoevsky: A Studyby Janko Lavrin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the troubled geniuses which created it. Tolstoy: An Approach... more...

  • Andrey Belyby Gerald Janecek

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Andrey Bely, novelist, essayist, theoretician, critic, and poet, was a central figure in the Russian Symbolist movement of the 1920s, the most important literary movement in Russia in this century. Bely articulated a Symbolist aesthetic and originated a new approach to the study of Russian metrics and versification, giving rise to a new scholarly... more...

  • Discourse and Ideology in Nabokov's Proseby David H. J. Larmour

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The prose writings of Vladimir Nabokov form one of the most intriguing oeuvres of the twentieth century. His novels, which include Despair, Lolita and Pale Fire , have been celebrated for their stylistic artistry, their formal complexity, and their unique treatment of themes of memory, exile, loss, and desire. This collection of essays offers readings... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novelby Malcolm V. Jones; Robin Feuer Miller

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive account of classic Russian fiction of the past two hundred years. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoyby Donna Tussing Orwin

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    Key dimensions of Tolstoy's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. more...

  • Shoreless Bridgesby Elka Agoston-Nikolova

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 48.00

    Exiles cross borders, become non-mainstream individuals and break through barriers of thought and experience. Forced or chosen detachment can lead to originality of vision, awareness of simultaneous dimensions – in short a writing that challenges boundaries of genre, monolingualism and national literatures. The writers of the Balkan (Slavic) diaspora... more...

  • Soviet Russian Literature since Stalinby Deming Bronson Brown

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 46.00

    This study describes and evaluates the main trends in Soviet Russian prose and poetry since the death of Stalin in the light of the cultural, ideological, social and political developments of the past quarter-century. more...

  • Velimir Khlebnikovby Raymond Cooke

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 43.00

    This book provides a broad survey of the Russian poet Khlebnikov's work. more...