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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Like Kafka's The Castle , Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude," an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 5.90
Dostoevsky's last novel is considered his masterpiece and tells the story of a family and the appetites and struggles that lead to patricide. With rich character development and understanding of humanity, Dostoevsky comes across as a force of nature. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1966; Not Available
Reading a literary work doesn?t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Turgenev's Fathers and Sons . more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
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...
- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 72.00
Writing at Russia?s Border upends popular ideas of national cultural production and is a fascinating study of the social implications of nineteenth-century Russian literature. more...
- Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 110.00
Explores the implications of scientific discourse on Russian concepts of mental illness and national health more...
- Stanford University Press 1996; US$ 31.95 US$ 28.99
For the past 150 years, critics have referred to 'the Gogol problem', by which they mean their inability to account for a life and work that are puzzling, often opaque, yet have proved consistently fascinating to generations of readers. This book proceeds on the assumption that Gogol's life and work, in all their manifestations, form a whole; it identifies,... more...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00
A comprehensive account of classic Russian fiction of the past two hundred years. more...