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Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • The Bond of the Furthest Apartby Sharon Cameron

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    In the French filmmaker Robert Bresson?s cinematography, the linkage of fragmented, dissimilar images challenges our assumption that we know either what things are in themselves or the infinite ways in which they are entangled. The ?bond? of Sharon Cameron?s title refers to the astonishing connections found both within Bresson?s films... more...

  • Conversations with Vladimir Nabokovby Robert Golla

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 25.00

    An enlightening volume that brings together candid, revealing interviews with one of the twentieth century?s master prose writers more...

  • Mikhail Sholokhov and His Artby Herman Ermolaev

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05

    Treating Sholokhov's art and life against the Soviet political background, the author considers the episodes in his life that influenced his writing and then shows how one-sided commitment to party ideology led to his creative deterioration. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to... more...

  • The Notebooks for The Idiotby Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Edward Wasiolek; Katharine Strelsky

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 14.95

    "This is an invaluable aid to the understanding not only of the finished work of art, but also of Dostoyevsky's strangely tortured yet confident creative process." ? Modern Fiction Studies. "Superbly edited by Edward Wasiolek and well translated (despite difficult problems of rendering) by Katharine Strelsky." ? The New York Times Book Review.... more...

  • Le Gouffre et Dans le brouillard de Leonide Andreďevby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Malgré quelques rééditions de traductions anciennes (citons en particulier Le Mensonge, nouvelles traduites par Serge Persky et Teodor de Wyzewa, Phébus, 1994), on lit peu en France l'?uvre narrative de Leonide Andreďev, mieux connu comme dramaturge. Le Gouffre (1998) et Dans le brouillard... more...

  • Marxism and Formby Fredric Jameson

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    For more than thirty years, Fredric Jameson has been one of the most productive, wide-ranging, and distinctive literary theorists in the United States and the Anglophone world. Marxism and Form provided a pioneering account of the work of the major European Marxist theorists--T. W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukács,... more...

  • The Alexander Medvedkin Readerby Alexander Medvedkin; Nikita Lary; Jay Leyda

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin (1900?89), a contemporary of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Dovzhenko, is celebrated today for his unique form of ?total? documentary cinema, which aimed to bridge the distance between film and life, as well as for his use of satire during a period when the Soviet authorities preferred that laughter be confined to narrowly... more...

  • Greetings, Pushkin!by Jonathan Brooks Platt

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In 1937, the Soviet Union mounted a national celebration commemorating the centenary of poet Alexander Pushkin?s death. Though already a beloved national literary figure, the scale and feverish pitch of the Pushkin festival was unprecedented. Greetings, Pushkin! presents the first in-depth study of this historic event and follows its manifestations... more...

  • Muslim Women of the Fergana Valleyby Vladimir Nalivkin; Maria Nalivkina; Marianne Kamp; Mariana Markova; Marianne Kamp

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley is the first English translation of an important 19th-century Russian text describing everyday life in Uzbek communities. Vladimir and Maria Nalivkin were Russians who settled in a "Sart" village in 1878, in a territory newly conquered by the Russian Empire. During their six years in Nanay, Maria Nalivkina learned... more...

  • Archetypes from Undergroundby Lonny Harrison

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    Uncovers archetypal imagery in Dostoevsky?s stories and novels and argues that archetypes bring a new dimension to our appreciation and understanding of his works. Selected texts are analyzed in the light of fresh research in Dostoevsky studies, cultural history, comparative mythology, and depth psychology. more...