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  • Russian Village Proseby Kathleen F. Parthé

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 27.00

    Kathleen Parth offers the first comprehensive examination of the controversial literary movement Russian Village Prose. From the 1950s to the decline of the movement in the 1970s, Valentin Rasputin, Fedor Abramov, and other writers drew on "luminous" memories of their rural childhoods to evoke a thousand-year-old pattern of life that was disappearing... more...

  • My Lifeby Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya; Andrew Donskov; John Woodsworth; Arkadi Klioutchanski

    University of Ottawa Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    The Modern Language Association (MLA) awarded the Lois Roth Award to John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski of the University of Ottawa?s Slavic Research Group for their translation of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya?s My Life memoirs. My Life was selected among the top 100 non-fiction works of 2010 by The Globe and Mail. It has also won an honourable... more...

  • The Brothers Karamazovby Fyodor Dostoevsky; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 18.99

    The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel. more...

  • Transnational Russian-American Travel Writingby Margarita Marinova

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 149.00

    In this study, Marinova examines the diverse practices of crossing boundaries, tactics of translation, and experiences of double and multiple political and national attachments evident in texts about Russo-American encounters from the end of the American Civil War to the Russian Revolution of 1905. Marinova brings together published writings, archival... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    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 to analyzing... more...

  • The Dead Feel No Painby Joseph P. Mozur

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95

    This book is one of few works by a Soviet writer that provides an honest portrayal of the life of a Soviet foot soldier on the Eastern front in World War II. Aside from the brilliant depiction of life at the front, it reveals how members of Stalin’s secret police transformed themselves into war heroes and began to resurrect Stalinism, following... more...

  • The Captain's Daughterby Alexander Pushkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.95

    Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five ?Tales of Belkin? contrasts with a dark fable of gambling and obsessive greed... 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...

  • Dostoevsky's Notes from Undergroundby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1970; US$ 5.99

    "I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature.... more...

  • Turgenev's Fathers and Sonsby Denis M. Calandra

    Wiley 1966; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.<p><i>CliffsNotes on Fathers and Sons</i> explores the social pressures and conflicts of mid-nineteenth-century <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Russia</st1:place></st1:country-region>.... more...