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  • The Routledge Companion to Russian Literatureby Neil Cornwell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    An engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years covering the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and exploring all the forms that have made it so famous. more...

  • A History of Women's Writing in Russiaby Adele Marie Barker; Jehanne M. Gheith

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    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$ 26.00

    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$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Between Religion and Rationalityby Joseph Frank

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Possessedby Elif Batuman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    One of The Economist ?s 2011 Books of the Year   THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED?ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!?TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS No one who read Elif Batuman?s first article (in the journal n+1 ) will ever forget it. ?Babel in California? told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford... more...

  • Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenevby Robert Dessaix

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 15.45

    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...