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  • Dead Soulsby Nikolai Gogol

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing... more...

  • Dossier Kby Imre Kertesz; Tim Wilkinson

    Melville House 2013; US$ 18.95

    The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize?winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview?with himself Dossier K. is Imre Kertész?s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature?an attempt to set the record straight.  The result is an extraordinary... more...

  • The Dostoevsky Encyclopediaby Kenneth Lantz

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 110.00

    One of the greatest writers of all time, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is best known for such masterpieces as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov . His works are widely read and studied today, and he has received much biographical and critical attention. Like many other writers of enduring literature, he engages timeless moral and theological... more...

  • Dostoevsky's Democracyby Nancy Ruttenburg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    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... more...

  • Dostoevsky's The Idiotby Gary Carey

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.50

    In The Idiot , Prince Myshkin, a saintly man, is thrust into the heart of a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, as Dostoevsky's "positively... more...

  • English Rhythms in Russian Verse: On the Experiment of Joseph Brodskyby Nila Friedberg

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    It is often said that the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky "sounds English" when he writes in Russian, yet, it is far from clear what this statement really means. Using evidence from an unusually wide variety of disciplines and approaches, the book investigates the form and semantic aura of Brodsky's experimental rhythm and proposes a new approach... more...

  • Eugène Onéguine d'Alexandre Pouchkineby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Eugène Onéguine est un « roman en vers » qui comporte huit chapitres, plus le brouillon d?un chapitre X et celui d?un « Voyage d?Onéguine dans le Sud ». Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Eugène Onéguine d'Alexandre Pouchkine Chaque... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian Literatureby Jonathan Stone

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • A History of Russian Symbolismby Avril Pyman

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    This is the first detailed history of the Russian Symbolist movement, which served as the seedbed of Existentialism and Modernism in Russia. more...