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  • Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisationby Peter I. Barta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisation considers gender and sexuality in modern Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters look individually at gender and sexuality through history, art, folklore, philosophy or literature,but are also arranged into sections according to the arguments they develop. A number of chapters... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Grand Inquisitorby Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 7.98

    Vividly imagining the second coming and capture of Christ during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, this parable recounted in The Brothers Karamazov is a profound, nuanced exploration of faith, suffering, human nature and free will. Included here too are Dostoyevsky's powerful and disturbing writings about his time in exile at a Siberian prison... more...

  • Resurrectionby Leo Tolstoy; Rosemary Edmonds; Rosemary Edmonds

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.98

    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...