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Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • Russian Fairy Talesby Aleksandr Afanas'Ev

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Alexander Alexeieff Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures?thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying... more...

  • Shoreless Bridgesby Elka Agoston-Nikolova

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 48.00

    Exiles cross borders, become non-mainstream individuals and break through barriers of thought and experience. Forced or chosen detachment can lead to originality of vision, awareness of simultaneous dimensions – in short a writing that challenges boundaries of genre, monolingualism and national literatures. The writers of the Balkan (Slavic) diaspora... more...

  • Narrative, Space and Gender in Russian Fiction, 1846-190by Joe Andrew

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 56.00

    The present volume has as its primary aim readings, from a feminist perspective, of a number of works from Russian literature published over the period in which the ‘woman question’ rose to the fore and reached its peak. All the works considered here were produced in, or hark back to, a fairly narrowly defined period of not quite 20 years... more...

  • Turgenev and Russian Cultureby Joe Andrew; Derek Offord; Robert Reid

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 106.40

    The present volume has as its central aim a reassessment of the works of Ivan Turgenev for the twenty-first century. Against the background of a decline in interest in nineteenth-century literature the articles gathered here seek to argue that the period in general, and his work in particular, still have much to offer the modern sensibility. The volume... more...

  • Other Russiasby Brian James Baer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the unprecedented explosion of homosexual discourse in post-Soviet Russia and details how homosexuality has come to signify a surprising and often contradictory array of uniquely post-Soviet concerns. more...

  • Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poeticsby Mikhail Bakhtin; Caryl Emerson; Caryl Emerson

    University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 60.00

    This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky?s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle. more...

  • Hmayeak Shemsby Vahé Baladouni; John Gery

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 29.99

    This book presents the life and writings of Armenian poet Hmayeak Shems (1896-1952). The Armenian Genocide of 1915 devastated Shems, who lost his family and home and wandered for years in exile. Yet from debilitating isolation, Shems found a lyrical mastery of Armenian identity and modern spirit. Illuminated by his poetry, this biography chronicles... more...

  • Russian Children's Literature and Cultureby Marina Balina; Larissa Rudova

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume explores the importance of children?s culture, from literature to comics, to theater and film, in the formation of Soviet social identity, and in connection with broader Russian culture, history, and society. more...

  • We Modern Peopleby Anindita Banerjee

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    How science fiction forged a unique Russian vision of modernity distinct from Western models more...

  • A History of Women's Writing in Russiaby Adele Marie Barker; Jehanne M. Gheith

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    A comprehensive account of the lives and works of Russia's women writers. more...