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- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 33.95
Karen Petrone shatters the notion that World War I was a forgotten war in the Soviet Union. Although never officially commemorated, the Great War was the subject of a lively discourse about religion, heroism, violence, and patriotism during the interwar period. Using memoirs, literature, films, military... more...
- 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...
- Carcanet 2011; US$ 18.89
In 1969 Natalya Gorbanevskaya was sentenced to imprisonment in a Soviet psychiatric hospital for her dissident activities; in 1972 Carcanet published Daniel Weissbort?s first translations of her poems, with a transcript of her trial. In this new, enlarged selection of translations he returns to a poet who has continued, in exile, to engage with... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99
The detektiv, Russia's version of the murder mystery, has conquered what in Soviet days loved to call itself 'the most reading nation on earth.' The first full-length study of the genre, Russian Pulp vividly illustrates how Russians understand law-breaking and crime, policemen and criminals in ways wholly different from those of Westerners. After explaining... more...
- 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...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 199.95
Although new histories of Russia, often reflecting the authors 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...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.95
In 1972, Natalya Gorbanevskaya was arrested for protesting against the detention of dissidents in Moscow?s Red Square. Featuring the work of this widely-recognized Russian poet and civil rights activist, this collection combines a folk-inspired modernism with a clear narrative. Of interest to Russian history buffs and academics of various fields,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
?Rambunctious, full-blooded, and temperamental, these stories are tense with action, magical, and human. They are gorgeous.? ?Eudora Welty ?The oral folk tradition in Russia was truly a magic spring [that] flowed inexhaustibly, reviving, consoling, and enlightening all who partook of it . . . These stories have an ingenuity that marks them as uniquely... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 12.95
"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace . Although there have been many interpretations... more...