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  • Nouvelles d'Anton Tchekhovby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Anton Tchekhov (1860-1904) a publié des nouvelles depuis l?âge de vingt ans jusqu?à sa mort. Ces textes constituent la majeure partie de son ?uvre et lui ont valu la célébrité à l?égal de son théâtre, avec lequel ils sont d?ailleurs organiquement liés. C?est par ses nouvelles aussi... more...

  • Oblomov d'Ivan Gontcharovby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Avec Oblomov (de oblom , « cassure », ou oblomok , « tesson », « débris »), Ivan Alexandrovitch Gontcharov (1812-1891), l?un des fondateurs du roman réaliste russe, crée un personnage de paresseux à qui sa démesure confère bientôt l?ampleur d?un mythe littéraire universel. ... more...

  • Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poeticsby Mikhail Bakhtin; Caryl Emerson; Caryl Emerson

    University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 60.00

    This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky?s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle. more...

  • Pétersbourg d'Andréi Biélyby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis 1910 : Andréi Biély (1880-1934) a trente ans. Il a été intimement mêlé, dix années durant, à l?aventure du symbolisme russe. Ami d?Alexandre Blok, il a contribué à fonder une nouvelle conception de la littérature comme recherche spirituelle. Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue... more...

  • Reading Chekhovby Janet Malcolm

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    To illuminate the mysterious greatness of Anton Chekhov?s writings, Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer, and journalist. Her close readings of the stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from Chekhov?s life and framed by an account of Malcolm?s journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta. She writes of Chekhov?s... more...

  • The Reading of Russian Literature in Chinaby Mark Gamsa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Roxolana in European Literature, History and Cultureby Dr Galina I Yermolenko

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This collection is the first book-length scholarly study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," was a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who made an unprecedented career from harem slave and concubine to legal wife and advisor of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566).... more...

  • Russian Montparnasseby Maria Rubins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book reassesses the role of Russian Montparnasse writers in the articulation of transnational modernism generated by exile. Examining their production from a comparative perspective, it demonstrates that their response to urban modernity transcended the Russian master narrative and resonated with broader aesthetic trends in interwar Europe. more...

  • Russian Postmodernismby Mikhail N. Epstein; Alexander A. Genis; Slobodanka Millicent Vladiv-Glover

    Berghahn Books 1999; US$ 34.95

    Recent decades have been decisive for Russia not only politically but culturally as well. The end of the Cold War has enabled Russia to take part in the global rise and crystallization of postmodernism. This volume investigates the manifestations of this crucial trend in Russian fiction, poetry, art, and spirituality, demonstrating how Russian postmodernism... more...

  • Russian Thinkersby Isaiah Berlin; Aileen Kelly; Henry Hardy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. Russian Thinkers is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia's outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy's philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, 'The Hedgehog... more...