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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Leo Tolstoy - Bethink Yourselvesby Leo Tolstoy

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 3.99

    Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people... more...

  • The Annotated Weby Vladimir Wozniuk

    Lehigh University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    This new translation is the first and only fully annotated version of Evgeny Zamiatin?s classic novel We in English. The annotations scrutinize Zamiatin?s use of language, suggest many previously unacknowledged sources for his playfulness, and provide commentary about the broad array of diverse allusions in the novel. more...

  • Littérature russeby Encyclopaedia Universalis; Les Grands Articles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    Produit d'une société dont l'histoire est caractérisée par une suite de ruptures brutales, la littérature russe est née de la première de ces ruptures, celle qui, dans les dernières années du premier millénaire, fait de la Russie païenne évangélisée par Byzance l'un des grands États de la ? more...

  • Tolstoy's War and Peaceby Marianne Sturman

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1967; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on War and Peace, you discover Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece... 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$ 16.00

    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$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    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...

  • Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Timeby Inessa Medzhibovskaya

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 48.99

    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...