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  • 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...

  • Lost and Foundby Ausra Paulauskiene

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 50.40

    Aušra Paulauskiene’s book Lost and Found: The Discovery of Lithuania in American Fiction targets American as well as European scholars in the fields of literature, ethnic studies and immigration. The author discovers obscure texts on Lithuania and alerts Western and Eastern academia to their significance as well as the reasons for their neglect.... more...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Russian Point of Viewby Roberta Rubenstein

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    This book brings together Virginia Woolf's essays and book reviews on Russian literature; her unpublished reading notes on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Turgenev; and new and insightful scholarly commentary concerning her response to each of the major Russian writers. more...

  • Between Religion and Rationalityby Joseph Frank

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    In this book, acclaimed Dostoevsky biographer Joseph Frank explores some of the most important aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century Russian culture, literature, and history. Delving into the distinctions of the Russian novel as well as the conflicts between the religious peasant world and the educated Russian elite, Between Religion and Rationality... more...

  • Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenevby Robert Dessaix

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 15.10

    Alongside his friends Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, Turgenev was one of the three great men of the Russian novel's golden age. Fathers and Sons and A Hunter's Notes caused sensations when they were published; by depicting serfs as human beings, the latter was said to have persuaded the Tsar to free them. Turgenev's private life was, perhaps, as... more...

  • The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanovby Pamela Davidson

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    Pamela Davidson explores Ivanov's poetic method, relating his art to his central beliefs. more...

  • The Great War in Russian Memoryby Karen Petrone

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    Karen Petrone shatters the notion that World War I was a forgotten war in the Soviet Union. Although never officially commemorated, the Great War was the subject of a lively discourse about religion, heroism, violence, and patriotism during the interwar period. Using memoirs, literature, films, military... more...

  • Libertinage in Russian Culture and Literatureby Alexei Lalo

    BRILL 2011; US$ 159.00

    The monograph explores traditions of expressing the body and sexuality (designated as "silence" and "burlesque") throughout Russia's literary history, with a particular focus on how these traditions affect the literary modernization during the Silver Age (1890-1921) and subsequent émigré writing. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Natalya Gorbanevskaya; Daniel Weissbort

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 18.89

    In 1969 Natalya Gorbanevskaya was sentenced to imprisonment in a Soviet psychiatric hospital for her dissident activities; in 1972 Carcanet published Daniel Weissbort?s first translations of her poems, with a transcript of her trial. In this new, enlarged selection of translations he returns to a poet who has continued, in exile, to engage with... more...

  • The Gospel in Briefby Leo Tolstoy; Dustin Condren

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.99

    The greatest novelist of all time retells the greatest story ever told, the life of Jesus Christ, in The Gospel in Brief ?Leo Tolstoy?s riveting, novelistic integration of the four Gospels into a single, twelve-chapter narrative. Virtually unknown to English readers until now, Dustin Condren?s groundbreaking translation from the Russian opens a precious... more...