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  • Russian Thinkersby Isaiah Berlin; Aileen Kelly; Henry Hardy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian Literatureby Jonathan Stone

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Artby Donald Loewen

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies with each other and with the culturo-political events that followed Russia's 1917 October Revolution in a way that has never previously been... more...

  • Nikolai Gogolby Vladimir Nabokov

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.65

    Nikolai Gogol was one of the great geniuses of nineteenth century Russian literature, with a command of the irrational unmatched by any writer before or since. His strange tales, though often read as forceful demands for social change, were displays of the fantasies of the human spirit. In this ideal marriage of subject and critic, Nabokov analyses... more...

  • Mikhail Bakhtinby Alastair Renfrew

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.95

    Mikhail Bakhtin was one of the twentieth century?s most influential literary theorists. This accessible introduction to his thought begins with the questions ?Why Bakhtin?? and ?Who was Bakhtin??, before dealing in detail with his ideas on authorship and subjecthood, language, dialogism, heteroglossia and the novel, the chronotope, and the carnivalesque.... 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...

  • Leo Tolstoy - The Kingdom Of God Is Within Youby Leo Tolstoy

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 3.99

    Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people... more...

  • Kafka, contre l'oubli, le récitby Claude Le Manchec

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    Dans le monde des études kafkéennes, plusieurs voix s?élèvent pour aborder le texte avec la patience de l?analyste et non avec l?entrain de l?exégète. De quels outils peut disposer l?analyste frappé par l?extrême variété de tons, de styles, de registres et de formes que présente cette oeuvre ? Peut-il utiliser les données biographiques sans rabattre... more...

  • The Cherry Orchardby Peter Gill; Anton Chekhov

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1904, directed by Konstantin Stanislavski, The Cherry Orchard remains a classic of the theatre. Completed less than a year before his death at the age of forty-four, Chekhov?s last ?comedy? still ranks supreme as a human tragedy of dispossession with audiences and actors alike. Peter Gill?s luminous version... more...

  • Maximilian Voloshin's Poetic Legacy and the Post-Soviet Russian Identityby Marianna S. Landa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Famed and outspoken Russian poet, Maximilian Voloshin's notoriety has grown steadily since his slow release from Soviet censorship. For the first time, Landa showcases his vast poetic contributions, proving his words to be an overlooked solution both to the political and cultural turmoil engulfing the Soviet Union in the early twentieth century. more...