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  • Tolstoy's Anna Kareninaby Marianne Sturman

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Anna Karenina delves into the complex web of relationships in Tolstoy’s epic novel. As the characters unfold, this novel draws you into the lives of Karenin, Anna, and others as they struggle... more...

  • Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poeticsby Mikhail Bakhtin; Caryl Emerson; Caryl Emerson

    University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 60.00

    This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky?s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Roxolana in European Literature, History and Cultureby Galina I. Yermolenko

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    The essays gathered here examine the legacy of Roxolana, a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who, from harem slave, became legal wife and advisor of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The collection views Roxolana from Western and Eastern European perspectives, as source material is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and... 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...

  • The Reading of Russian Literature in Chinaby Mark Gamsa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book traces the profound influence that Russian literature, which was tied inseparably to the political victory of the Russian revolution, had on China during a period that saw the collapse of imperial rule and the rise of the Communist Party. more...