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  • The Possessedby Elif Batuman

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 11.99

    One of the funniest books ever written about Russian literature ... To call Batuman one of the best writers of her generation is only stating the obvious' ? Benjamin Kunkel, author of Indecision more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian Theaterby Laurence Senelick

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 124.99

    Despite constant hindrance from government interference and control, the Russian theater has produced many memorable playwrights, schools of thought, and plays, whose influence can be seen throughout the world. Nikolai Gogol''s The Inspector, Maksim Gor'kii's The Lower Depths, and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard remain staples of repertories in... more...

  • Russian Tales of Demonic Possessionby Marcia A. Morris

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This valuable book offers an unprecedented look into the rich world of Russian deviltry. As Marcia Morris shows in her elegant introduction, a secular age, far from exterminating demons, provokes new infestations. Russian demons come on during times of social upheaval?the Time of Troubles and, three centuries later, the post-revolutionary Soviet... more...

  • The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchenby Kate A. Baldwin

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    KATE A. BALDWIN is an associate professor of communication studies, rhetoric, and American studies at Northwestern University and the author of Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain. more...

  • Autobiographical Statements in Twentieth-Century Russian Literatureby Jane Gary Harris

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    The fifteen essays in this volume explore the extraordinary range and diversity of the autobiographical mode in twentieth-century Russian literature from various critical perspectives. They will whet the appetite of readers interested in penetrating beyond the canonical texts of Russian literature. The introduction focuses on the central issues and... more...

  • Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy: The Critical Heritageby Mr A V Knowles; A. V. Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. more...

  • Crime and Punishmentby Fyodor Dostoevsky; Constance Garnett

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 21.00

    "Crime and Punishment has upon most readers an impact as immediate and obvious and full as the news of murder next door," wrote critic R. P. Blackmur. "One almost participates in the crime.., it is the murder that only by some saving accident we did not ourselves commit." In the whole literature of the ambivalent relationship between man and the crimes... more...

  • The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Readerby Various; Clarence Brown

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 20.00

    Clarence Brown's marvelous collection introduces readers to the most resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It includes stories by Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's... more...

  • Other Russiasby Brian James Baer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the unprecedented explosion of homosexual discourse in post-Soviet Russia and details how homosexuality has come to signify a surprising and often contradictory array of uniquely post-Soviet concerns. more...

  • Nabokov and his Fictionby Julian W. Connolly

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    In this 1999 collection, eleven leading scholars offer original essays on Nabokov and his fiction. more...