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  • 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...

  • Forty Storiesby Anton Chekhov; Robert Payne; Robert Payne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    If any writer can be said to have invented the modern short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating to revealing. And what marvelous and unbearable things are revealed in these Forty Stories. The abashed happiness of a woman in the presence... 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...

  • Dostoyevsky after Bakhtinby Malcolm V. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 43.00

    Recent developments in critical theory form the basis for this new study of Dostoyevsky. more...

  • Stone Lakeby J. D. Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 43.00

    Stone Lake, published in 1992, is a translation and study of the poetry of Fan Chengda (1126?1193), one of the most famous Chinese poets. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...