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- Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
In this study, Marinova examines the diverse practices of crossing boundaries, tactics of translation, and experiences of double and multiple political and national attachments evident in texts about Russo-American encounters from the end of the American Civil War to the Russian Revolution of 1905. Marinova brings together published writings, archival... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50
The Queen of Spades, one of his most popular and chilling short stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady's luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great, a story based on the life Pushkin's own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction - and... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 137.40
It is often said that the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky "sounds English" when he writes in Russian, yet, it is far from clear what this statement really means. Using evidence from an unusually wide variety of disciplines and approaches, the book investigates the form and semantic aura of Brodsky's experimental rhythm and proposes a new approach... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95
This book is one of few works by a Soviet writer that provides an honest portrayal of the life of a Soviet foot soldier on the Eastern front in World War II. Aside from the brilliant depiction of life at the front, it reveals how members of Stalins secret police transformed themselves into war heroes and began to resurrect Stalinism, following... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.95
Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five ?Tales of Belkin? contrasts with a dark fable of gambling and obsessive greed... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 16.91
Nabokov begins his Strong Opinions : 'I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.' In the interviews collected here - covering everything from his own burgeoning literary celebrity to Kubrick's Lolita to lepidoptery - he is never casual or off-guard. Instead he insisted on receiving questions in advance... more...
- Melville House 2013; US$ 18.95
The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize?winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview?with himself Dossier K. is Imre Kertész?s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature?an attempt to set the record straight. The result is an extraordinary... more...