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  • On the Comic and Laughterby Vladimir Propp; Jean-Patrick Debbèche; Paul J. Perron

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 47.95

    The author of the widely acclaimed Morphology of the Folktale has written an original, comprehensive, and exciting study on how humour works, and on everything you wanted to know about the genre, in a clear, approachable, and insightful manner. more...

  • Modernism in Kyivby Irena Makaryk; Virlana Tkacz

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; US$ 54.00

    The first book-length examination of this subject, Modernism in Kyiv is a breakthrough accomplishment that will become a standard volume in the field. more...

  • Russian Literature: 1988-1994by Norman N. Shneidman

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 27.95

    The collapse of the Soviet Union brought about radical changes in the Russianliterary world. Focusing on the current Russian literary scene, Russian Literature, 1988-1994 examines these recent changes. more...

  • Russian Literature, 1995-2002by Norman N. Shneidman

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 33.95

    Despite the many challenges besetting it, Shneidman argues convincingly that literary activity in Russia continues to be dynamic and vibrant. 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...

  • 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 US$ 36.08

    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...