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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dostoevsky's Democracyby Nancy Ruttenburg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    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 subjected to... more...

  • A Writer at Warby Vasily Grossman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star , the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war. A Writer at War depicts in vivid detail the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front, and the lives and deaths of soldiers and civilians alike. Witnessing some of the... 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...

  • The Routledge Companion to Russian Literatureby Neil Cornwell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular... more...

  • A History of Women's Writing in Russiaby Adele Marie Barker; Jehanne M. Gheith

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    A comprehensive account of the lives and works of Russia's women writers. more...

  • Dostoevsky's Greatest Charactersby Bernard J. Paris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Addressed to all readers of Dostoevsky, as well as to teachers, students, and specialists, this lucidly-written study approaches the underground man, Raskolnikov, and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov as imagined human beings whose feelings, behaviors, and ideas are expressions of their personalities and experience.  While asserting the autonomy of Dostoevsky's... more...

  • Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Worksby Alexander Pushkin; James E. Falen; Caryl Emerson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    James E. Falen's verse translation consists of Boris Godunov, A Scene from Faust, the four Little Tragedies and Rusalka. It is accompanied by a penetrating Introduction by Caryl Emerson on Russia's most cosmopolitan playwright. - ;'The people are silent'. So ends Pushkin's great historical drama Boris Godunov, in which Boris's... more...