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  • A History of Russian Symbolismby Avril Pyman

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 76.00

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

  • Russian Village Proseby Kathleen F. Parthé

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 154.00

    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...

  • 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; Robert Chandler; Elizabeth Chandler

    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...