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  • Netochka Nezvanovaby Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 19.18

    Netochka Nezvanova - a 'Nameless Nobody' - tells the story of a childhood dominated by her stepfather, Efimov, a failed musician who believes he is a neglected genius. The young girl is strangely drawn to this drunken ruin of a man, who exploits her and drives the family to poverty. But when she is rescued by an aristocratic family, the abuse against... more...

  • Nikolai Gogolby Vladimir Nabokov

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.78

    Nikolai Gogol was one of the great geniuses of nineteenth century Russian literature, with a command of the irrational unmatched by any writer before or since. His strange tales, though often read as forceful demands for social change, were displays of the fantasies of the human spirit. In this ideal marriage of subject and critic, Nabokov analyses... 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...

  • 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...

  • Thomas Mann und Ivan Olbracht [German-language Edition]by Olga Zitová

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Zitovás literary analysis starts at the interface of Czech and German literature in the first half of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann?s novel Joseph and His Brothers is set in comparative relation to Ivan Olbracht?s prose texts Nikola ?uhaj loupe?ník and Golet v údolí. Olbracht translated three volumes of Mann?s Joseph?s tetralogy parallel to the... more...

  • Vladimir Nabokovby David Rampton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    A clearly written, insightful study of Nabokov the novelist, providing an expert analysis of the 17 novels he wrote during a career spanning more than 50 years: one of the most impressive, challenging, and controversial literary achievements of our time. more...

  • The Brothers Karamazovby Fyodor Dostoevsky; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 18.99

    The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel. more...

  • The Captain's Daughterby Alexander Pushkin; Robert Chandler; Elizabeth Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.95

    Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five ?Tales of Belkin? contrasts with a dark fable of gambling and obsessive greed... more...

  • The Cherry Orchardby Peter Gill; Anton Chekhov

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1904, directed by Konstantin Stanislavski, The Cherry Orchard remains a classic of the theatre. Completed less than a year before his death at the age of forty-four, Chekhov?s last ?comedy? still ranks supreme as a human tragedy of dispossession with audiences and actors alike. Peter Gill?s luminous version... more...

  • Contes folkloriques d'Itzhac Peretzby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Reconnu comme l?une des ?uvres majeures d?I L. Peretz (Pologne, 1852-1915) et comme un tournant dans l?histoire de la littérature moderne en langue yiddish, cet ensemble de contes ne constitue pourtant pas un ouvrage aux contours parfaitement définis. Une fiche de lecture spécialement... more...