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  • The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokovby Andrea Pitzer

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    A startling and revelatory examination of Nabokov?s life and works?notably  Pale Fire  and  Lolita ?bringing new insight into one of the twentieth century?s most enigmatic authors Novelist Vladimir Nabokov witnessed the horrors of his century, escaping Revolutionary Russia then Germany under Hitler, and fleeing France with his Jewish wife... 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...

  • Russian Montparnasseby Maria Rubins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book reassesses the role of Russian Montparnasse writers in the articulation of transnational modernism generated by exile. Examining their production from a comparative perspective, it demonstrates that their response to urban modernity transcended the Russian master narrative and resonated with broader aesthetic trends in interwar Europe. 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...

  • Pétersbourg d'Andréi Biélyby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis 1910 : Andréi Biély (1880-1934) a trente ans. Il a été intimement mêlé, dix années durant, à l?aventure du symbolisme russe. Ami d?Alexandre Blok, il a contribué à fonder une nouvelle conception de la littérature comme recherche spirituelle. Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue... more...

  • Oblomov d'Ivan Gontcharovby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Avec Oblomov (de oblom , « cassure », ou oblomok , « tesson », « débris »), Ivan Alexandrovitch Gontcharov (1812-1891), l?un des fondateurs du roman réaliste russe, crée un personnage de paresseux à qui sa démesure confère bientôt l?ampleur d?un mythe littéraire universel. ... more...