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  • Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writingsby Alexander Pushkin; John Bayley; Ronald Wilks

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 18.32

    Alexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. The Tales of Belkin, his first prose masterpiece, presents a series of interlinked stories narrated... more...

  • Netochka Nezvanovaby Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 16.91

    Netochka Nezvanova - a 'Nameless Nobody' - tells the story of a childhood dominated by her stepfather, Efimov, a failed musician who believes he is a neglected genius. The young girl is strangely drawn to this drunken ruin of a man, who exploits her and drives the family to poverty. But when she is rescued by an aristocratic family, the abuse against... more...

  • The Enchanterby Lila Azam Zanganeh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    With sly sophistication and ebullient charm, Lila Azam Zanganeh shares the intoxication of delirious joy to be found in reading - in particular, in reading the masterpieces of 'the great writer of happiness' Vladimir Nabokov. Plunging into the enchanted and luminous worlds of Speak, Memory ; Ada, or Ardor ; and the infamous Lolita , Zanganeh seeks... more...

  • The Hedgehog And The Foxby Isaiah Berlin

    Orion 2011; US$ 10.99

    Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword. 'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations... more...

  • My Lifeby Anton Chekhov; Constance Garnett

    Melville House 2012; US$ 10.00

    ...perhaps I was not living as I ought. Renowned as the greatest short story writer ever, Anton Chekhov was also a master of the novella, and perhaps his most overlooked is this gem, My Life —the tale of a rebellious young man so disgusted with bourgeois society that he drops out to live amongst the working classes, only to find himself confronted... more...

  • “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$ 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...

  • Literarische Ethnografien der Ukraineby Tatjana Hofmann

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 74.99

    Konstruktionen der Ukraine in ukrainischer und russischer Prosa Nach 1991 findet eine verstärkte (Selbst-) Ethnologisierung der Ukraine in der Literatur statt. Dafür gestalten ukrainisch- und russischsprachige Prosatexte kulturelle und fiktionale Räume. Die Narrationen mit Fokus auf die West-, Ost-, Zentralukraine und die Krym sowie L'viv, Kyïv und... 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 Šuhaj loupežník 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...