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  • Chekhovby Philip Callow

    Ivan R. Dee 2001; US$ 17.99

    A major achievement?Callow examines Chekhov's life within the context of the evolution of his art, making the reader acutely aware of the hidden ground from which his work sprang and on which his life stood. A beautifully written biography by a novelist, poet, and biographer. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian Literatureby Jonathan Stone

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Artby Donald Loewen

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies with each other and with the culturo-political events that followed Russia's 1917 October Revolution in a way that has never previously been... more...

  • Mikhail Bakhtinby Alastair Renfrew

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Mikhail Bakhtin was one of the twentieth century?s most influential literary theorists. This accessible introduction to his thought begins with the questions ?Why Bakhtin?? and ?Who was Bakhtin??, before dealing in detail with his ideas on authorship and subjecthood, language, dialogism, heteroglossia and the novel, the chronotope, and the carnivalesque.... more...

  • Fear and the Muse Kept Watchby Andy McSmith

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Andy McSmith is a senior reporter at The Independent . He is the author of No Such Thing as Society , Faces of Labour , Kenneth Clarke , John Smith , and the novel Innocent in the House . He has visited Russia numerous times and was present when Margaret Thatcher met Mikhail Gorbachev and when Tony Blair met Vladimir Putin. He was educated... 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$ 36.00

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

  • The Cambridge Companion to Nabokovby Julian W. Connolly

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A concise 2005 introduction to the fascinating creative world of one of the twentieth century's most important writers. more...