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  • Reading Chekhovby Janet Malcolm

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    To illuminate the mysterious greatness of Anton Chekhov?s writings, Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer, and journalist. Her close readings of the stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from Chekhov?s life and framed by an account of Malcolm?s journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta. She writes of Chekhov?s... more...

  • Dostoevsky's Democracyby Nancy Ruttenburg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Dostoevsky's Democracy offers a major reinterpretation of the life and work of the great Russian writer by closely reexamining the crucial transitional period between the early works of the 1840s and the important novels of the 1860s. Sentenced to death in 1849 for utopian socialist political activity, the 28-year-old Dostoevsky was subjected to... more...

  • Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Timeby Inessa Medzhibovskaya

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 44.99

    Part intellectual biography and part history of religious ideas in genre, this book covers a range of topics such as conversion in the age of modernity, conversion and the fate of realist art, and Tolstoy's conversion in the context of religious and literary history of his homeland and Europe. While seriously rethinking the chronology and dynamic of... more...

  • Anton Chekhovby Mikhail Chekhov; Eugene Alper

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99

    In a style reminiscent of Anton Chekhov himself, Mikhail Chekhov shares unparalleled memories and insights, transporting readers into the world of the Chekhov family. As a unique eyewitness to the beloved writer's formative years, Mikhail Chekhov shows here first-hand the events that inspired the plots for many of his enduring works. more...

  • Turgenev and Russian Cultureby Joe Andrew; Derek Offord; Robert Reid

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 106.40

    The present volume has as its central aim a reassessment of the works of Ivan Turgenev for the twenty-first century. Against the background of a decline in interest in nineteenth-century literature the articles gathered here seek to argue that the period in general, and his work in particular, still have much to offer the modern sensibility. The volume... more...

  • Waiting for Pushkinby Alessandra Tosi

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 119.00

    Waiting for Pushkin provides the only modern history of Russian fiction in the early nineteenth century to appear in over thirty years.Prose fiction has a more prominent position in the literature of Russia than in that of any other great country. Although nineteenth-century fiction in particular occupies a privileged place in Russian and world literature... more...

  • Turgenev. Art, Ideology and Legacy.by Robert Reid; Joe Andrew

    Editions Rodopi 1905; US$ 101.00

    Turgenev is in many ways the most enigmatic of the great nineteenth-century Russian writers. A realist, he was nevertheless drawn towards symbolism and the supernatural in his later career. Renowned for his authentic depictions of Russian life, he spent l more...

  • Forty Storiesby Anton Chekhov; Robert Payne; Robert Payne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    If any writer can be said to have invented the modern short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating to revealing. And what marvelous and unbearable things are revealed in these Forty Stories. The abashed happiness of a woman in the presence... more...

  • Stone Lakeby J. D. Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 43.00

    Stone Lake, published in 1992, is a translation and study of the poetry of Fan Chengda (1126?1193), one of the most famous Chinese poets. more...

  • My Lifeby Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya; Andrew Donskov; John Woodsworth; Arkadi Klioutchanski

    University of Ottawa Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    The Modern Language Association (MLA) awarded the Lois Roth Award to John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski of the University of Ottawa?s Slavic Research Group for their translation of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya?s My Life memoirs. My Life was selected among the top 100 non-fiction works of 2010 by The Globe and Mail. It has also won an honourable... more...