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  • “A Friendly Letter to Lenin”, “Ninochka”, and Other Short Stories by Arkady Averchenkoby Igor Gregory Kozak

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95

    This work is the first English translation of a selected collection of short stories by Arkady Averchenko (1881-1925), the prolific writer of satirical and humorous prose in prerevolutionary Russia. more...

  • Vladimir Nabokovby David Rampton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian Literatureby Jonathan Stone

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access... more...

  • Chekhovby Philip Callow

    Ivan R. Dee 2001; US$ 17.99

    A major achievement?Callow examines Chekhov's life within the context of the evolution of his art, making the reader acutely aware of the hidden ground from which his work sprang and on which his life stood. A beautifully written biography by a novelist, poet, and biographer. more...

  • Worlds Within Worldsby Jane Tussey Costlow

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The novelist Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) is known primarily as a chronicler of his age and crafter of elegant prose--like the simplest painting of daily artifacts, his works have pleased partly because they shape a recognizable world and partly because their form gives to the content its resonant signifying power. Here Jane Costlow accounts for both... more...

  • Esthetics as Nightmareby Charles A. Moser

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    As an epoch of "censorship terror" drew to a close with the death of Nicholas I and the end of the Crimean War, Russian intellectuals had begun expressing their desires for political, philosophical, and religious reform through passionate debates over literature and esthetics. Charles Moser re-creates the leading controversies over literature and... more...

  • The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fictionby David M. Bethea

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    David Bethea examines the distinctly Russian view of the "end" of history in five major works of modern Russian fiction. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These... more...

  • Hagiography and Modern Russian Literatureby Margaret Ziolkowski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The heritage of medieval hagiography, the diverse and voluminous literature devoted to saints, was much more important in nineteenth-century Russia than is often recognized. Although scholars have treated examples of the influence of hagiographic writing on a few prominent Russian writers, Margaret Ziolkowski is the first to describe the vast extent... more...

  • Bowstringby Viktor Shklovsky; Shushan Avagyan

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Dalkey Archive Press?s favorite writer of them all. 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...