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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...

  • Selected Poemsby Natalya Gorbanevskaya; Daniel Weissbort

    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...

  • 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 Pulpby Anthony Olcott

    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...

  • 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...

  • Natalya Gorbanevskaya: Selected Poemsby Natalya Gorbanevskaya; Daniel Weissbort

    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...

  • The Hedgehog and the Foxby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Michael Ignatieff

    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...

  • 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...