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  • English Rhythms in Russian Verse: On the Experiment of Joseph Brodskyby Nila Friedberg

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    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 Dead Feel No Painby Joseph P. Mozur

    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 Stalin’s secret police transformed themselves into war heroes and began to resurrect Stalinism, following... more...

  • The Captain's Daughterby Alexander Pushkin; Robert Chandler; Elizabeth Chandler

    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...

  • Dossier Kby Imre Kertesz; Tim Wilkinson

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...