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Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • Fear and the Muse Kept Watchby Andy McSmith

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Andy McSmith is a senior reporter at The Independent . He is the author of No Such Thing as Society , Faces of Labour , Kenneth Clarke , John Smith , and the novel Innocent in the House . He has visited Russia numerous times and was present when Margaret Thatcher met Mikhail Gorbachev and when Tony Blair met Vladimir Putin. He was educated... more...

  • Reassessing Orientalismby Michael Kemper; Artemy M. Kalinovsky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00

    Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style orientalism, applying it in different circumstances. This book, on the other hand, argues that the diffusion of interpretations and techniques... more...

  • Exileby David Patterson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The life of a human community rests on common experience. Yet in modem life there is an experience common to all that threatens the very basis of community -- the experience of exile. No one in the modem world has been spared the encounter with homelessness. Refugees and fugitives, the disillusioned and disenfranchised grow in number every day. Why... more...

  • Andrey Belyby Gerald Janecek

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Andrey Bely, novelist, essayist, theoretician, critic, and poet, was a central figure in the Russian Symbolist movement of the 1920s, the most important literary movement in Russia in this century. Bely articulated a Symbolist aesthetic and originated a new approach to the study of Russian metrics and versification, giving rise to a new scholarly... more...

  • 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...

  • The Holocaust in the Central European Literatures and Cultures since 1989by Reinhard Ibler

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    This insightful book assembles a great variety of contributions on the literature and culture of the Holocaust since 1989. Focusing on Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany, what becomes apparent is that the Nazi genocide continues to be a pivotal issue in literature, theatre, and film. Including overviews of the literary and cultural developments... 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...