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  • 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...

  • The Zhivago Affairby Peter Finn; Petra Couvée

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.   In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia?s greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...