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  • 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$ 34.00

    Pamela Davidson explores Ivanov's poetic method, relating his art to his central beliefs. more...

  • Gender and Russian Literatureby Rosalind Marsh

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 35.00

    A 1996 overview of key issues in Russian women's writing and of important representations of women by men, from 1600 onwards. 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...

  • The Gospel in Briefby Leo Tolstoy; Dustin Condren

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • Jewish Women Writers in the Soviet Unionby Rina Lapidus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.00

    This book presents the lives and works of eleven Jewish women authors who lived in the Soviet Union and who wrote and published their works in Russian. The works include poems, novels, memoirs and other writings. more...

  • "Invasion aus dem Osten"by Cornelia Ruhe

    Vittorio Klostermann 2012; US$ 56.70

    Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts sehen sich sowohl Frankreich als auch Spanien durch die immer zahlreicheren Übersetzungen aus dem Russischen einer "Invasion aus dem Osten" gegenüber. In Frankreich entbrennt eine Diskussion, für die die russische Literatur zwar den Anstoß gibt, in der jedoch zugleich im Medium der Literaturkritik Fragen nach dem... more...