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  • Tolstoy's Art and Thought, 1847-1880by Donna Tussing Orwin

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 36.50

    "My aim is to present Tolstoy's work as he may have understood it himself," writes Donna Orwin. Reconstructing the intellectual and psychic struggles behind the masterpieces of his early and middle age, this major study covers the period during which he wrote The Cossacks , War and Peace , and Anna Karenina . Orwin uses the tools of biography,... more...

  • Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisationby Peter I. Barta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Considers gender and sexuality in Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters examine gender and sexuality through history, art, folklore, philosophy or literature, and are also grouped according to the arguments they develop. more...

  • 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...

  • Russian Tales of Demonic Possessionby Marcia A. Morris

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-century Tale of Savva Grudtsyn and Tale of the Demoniac Solomonia as well as of Aleksey Remizov?s modernist re-workings of the two tales, The Demoniacs . These works provide insight... more...

  • The Look of Russian Literatureby Gerald Janecek

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    Gerald Janecek describes the experiments in visual, literature conducted from 1900 to 1930, the heyday of the Russian Avant Garde. Focusing on an aspect of Russian literary history that has previously been almost ignored, he shows how Russian writers of this period tried unusual methods to make their texts visually interesting or expressive. The book... 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...

  • The Most Dangerous Artby Donald Loewen

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies with each other and with the culturo-political events that followed Russia's 1917 October Revolution in a way that has never previously been... more...

  • Discourse and Ideology in Nabokov's Proseby David H. J. Larmour

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The prose writings of Vladimir Nabokov form one of the most intriguing oeuvres of the twentieth century. His novels, which include Despair, Lolita and Pale Fire , have been celebrated for their stylistic artistry, their formal complexity, and their unique treatment of themes of memory, exile, loss, and desire. This collection of essays offers readings... 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...