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  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (1828-1910). The greatest Russian writer. Writings include Anna Karenina, War and Peace . Volume covers the period 1852-1910. Extras: Appendix of Russian literary and historical references. more...

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

    Penguin Group US 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$ 95.00

    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...

  • A History of Russian Symbolismby Avril Pyman

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 70.00

    This is the first detailed history of the Russian Symbolist movement, which served as the seedbed of Existentialism and Modernism in Russia. more...

  • Nabokov and his Fictionby Julian W. Connolly

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

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

  • Invitation to a Beheadingby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • If There is Something to Desireby Vera Pavlova; Steven Seymour

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    I broke your heart. / Now barefoot I tread / on shards. Such is the elegant simplicity?a whole poem in ten words, vibrating with image and emotion?of the best-selling Russian poet Vera Pavlova. The one hundred poems in this book, her first full-length volume in English, all have the same salty immediacy, as if spoken by a woman who feels that, as... more...

  • Dead Soulsby Nikolai Gogol

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing... more...

  • Resurrectionby Leo Tolstoy; Rosemary Edmonds; Rosemary Edmonds

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    Serving on a jury at the trial of a prostitute arrested for murder, Prince Nekhlyudov is horrified to discover that the accused is a woman he had once loved, seduced and then abandoned when she was a young servant girl. Racked with guilt at realizing he was the cause of her ruin, he determines to appeal for her release or give up his own way of life... more...