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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dostoyevsky after Bakhtinby Malcolm V. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    Recent developments in critical theory form the basis for this new study of Dostoyevsky. more...

  • National Identity in Russian Cultureby Simon Franklin; Emma Widdis

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This study explores aspects of national identity in Russian culture from medieval times to the present day. 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...