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Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • Mikhail Bakhtinby Alastair Renfrew

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    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 Formalist Criticismby Lee T. Lemon; Marion J. Reis; Gary Saul Morson

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 20.00

    The Russian formalists emerged from the Russian Revolution with ideas about the independence of literature. They enjoyed that independence until Stalin shut them down. By then, however, they had produced essays that remain among the best defenses ever written for both literature and its theory. Included here are four essays representing key points... more...

  • The Political and Social Thought of F.M. Dostoevskyby Stephen Kirby Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This study concentrates on The Devils , but also places this novel in the total context of Dostoevsky?s work. Also considered is the life and work of T.N. Granovsky, who is satirised along with Turgenev in the novel, and thus offers a useful basis on which to delineate the contours of Dostoevsky?s thought. First published in 1991, the book begins... more...

  • Tolstoy: An Approach bound with Dostoevsky: A Studyby Janko Lavrin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the troubled geniuses which created it. Tolstoy: An Approach... more...

  • Tolstoy's 'What Is Art?'by Terry Diffey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy?s reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces, including Shakespeare and Beethoven. This book, first published in 1985, argues that these are not mere oversights on the part of Tolstoy:... more...

  • "Picking up the Pieces"by Sibille Rigler

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.92

    Woody Allens Filme sind reich an Zitaten und Anspielungen, philosophischen Diskursen und direkten Bezugnahmen auf andere Künstler. Dabei spielt die russische Literatur eine entscheidende Rolle, immer wieder greift der Filmemacher auf sie zurück und integriert sie in seine Filme, wobei sich im Laufe der Jahre seine Annäherungsversuche immer weiter ausdifferenzieren... more...

  • Autobiographical Statements in Twentieth-Century Russian Literatureby Jane Gary Harris

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    The fifteen essays in this volume explore the extraordinary range and diversity of the autobiographical mode in twentieth-century Russian literature from various critical perspectives. They will whet the appetite of readers interested in penetrating beyond the canonical texts of Russian literature. The introduction focuses on the central issues and... more...

  • The Fiction of the Poetby Anna Elizabeth Balakian

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Addressing all readers who value the beauty of language, Anna Balakian examines the work of five twentieth-century poets--Yeats, Valry, Rilke, Stevens, and Guilln--to show how the linguistic richness of the symbolist tradition continued well into the modern period. These writers, all of whom learned the poetry of language from Mallarm, compensated... more...

  • Wandel der Sinngenese in der russischen Literatur von der Romantik bis zur Postmoderneby Marianna Leonova

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 76.81

    Wandel der Sinngenese in der russischen Literatur von der Romantik bis zur Postmoderne: Eine strukturelle Typologie more...

  • The Zhivago Affairby Peter Finn; Petra Couvee

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.30

    1956. Boris Pasternak presses a manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout with these words: ?This is Doctor Zhivago . May it make its way around the world.? Pasternak knew his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union as the authorities regarded it as seditious, so, instead, he allowed it to be published in translation all... more...