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  • Libertinage in Russian Culture and Literatureby Alexei Lalo

    BRILL 2011; US$ 159.00

    The monograph explores traditions of expressing the body and sexuality (designated as "silence" and "burlesque") throughout Russia's literary history, with a particular focus on how these traditions affect the literary modernization during the Silver Age (1890-1921) and subsequent émigré writing. more...

  • The Gospel in Briefby Leo Tolstoy; Dustin Condren

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    The greatest novelist of all time retells the greatest story ever told, the life of Jesus Christ, in The Gospel in Brief ?Leo Tolstoy?s riveting, novelistic integration of the four Gospels into a single, twelve-chapter narrative. Virtually unknown to English readers until now, Dustin Condren?s groundbreaking translation from the Russian opens a precious... more...

  • Jewish Women Writers in the Soviet Unionby Rina Lapidus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.00

    This book presents the lives and works of eleven Jewish women authors who lived in the Soviet Union and who wrote and published their works in Russian. The works include poems, novels, memoirs and other writings. more...

  • Understanding Nadezhda Khvoshshchinskaia’s Short Story Collection An Album: Groups and Portraitsby Karen Rosneck

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    By examining the function of fidelity in human relationships and in the mimetic aims of contemporary realist aesthetics, Khvoshshchinskaia reveals the dynamics of domination and control which inform them. This book contains two color photographs. more...

  • Russian Intellectual and Cultural History from the Ninth to the Twenty-First Centuryby Nicholas S Tyrras

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 199.95

    Although new histories of Russia, often reflecting the author’s cultural slant, appear regularly, there is a dearth of books that explain the Russian perspective. This work takes the opposite approach by acquainting readers with some of the foremost ideas in Russian cultural history. This book contains twelve color photographs and sixteen black... more...

  • Engineers of the Soulby Frank Westerman; Sam Garrett

    Overlook 2012; US$ 12.99

    The astounding and often comic story of writers fostering the tragic delusions of Stalinist Russia. frank Westerman draws the reader into the wild euphoria of the Russian Revolution, as art and reality are bent to radically new purposes. Writers of renown, described by Stalin as "engineers of the soul," were encouraged to sing the praises of canal... more...

  • Russian Literatureby Andrew Baruch Wachtel; Ilya Vinitsky

    Wiley 2013; US$ 74.95

    For most English-speaking readers, Russian literature consists of a small number of individual writers - nineteenth-century masters such as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev - or a few well-known works - Chekhov's plays, Brodsky's poems, and perhaps Master and Margarita and Doctor Zhivago from the twentieth century. The medieval period, as well as the... more...

  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the Modern Russo-Jewish Questionby Nathan D. Larson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Will the Russian and Jewish nations ever achieve true reconciliation? Why is there such disparity in the interpretations of Russo-Jewish history? Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has focused on these and other thorny questions surrounding Russia?s Jewish Question for the last ten years, culminating in a two-volume historical essay that is among... more...

  • Russian Fairy Talesby Aleksandr Afanas'Ev

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures?thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals?and such uniquely Russian characters... more...

  • The Zhivago Affairby Peter Finn; Petra Couvee

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.23

    1956. Boris Pasternak presses a manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout with these words: ?This is Doctor Zhivago . May it make its way around the world.? Pasternak knew his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union as the authorities regarded it as seditious, so, instead, he allowed it to be published in translation all... more...