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  • 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...

  • Russian Village Proseby Parthé; Kathleen F.

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Dostoevsky's Greatest Charactersby Bernard J. Paris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...