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Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • Gogolby Janko Lavrin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1926, aimed to introduce to English readers to a great and complex foreign writer in as simple terms as possible. As this was the first extensive study of Gogol in English, the author chiefly considered the general characteristics of the man and his work. This book will be of interest to students of literature. more...

  • An Introduction to the Russian Novelby Janko Lavrin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this book, first published in 1943, Janko Lavrin provides an overview of the development of the Russian novel by placing the great Russian novelists ? Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Gorky, Gogol ? in relation to their native literature and their social, political and cultural backgrounds. An Introduction to the Russian Novel will appeal particularly... more...

  • Fear and the Muse Kept Watchby Andy McSmith

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In this dazzling exploration of one of the most contradictory periods of literary and artistic achievement in modern history, journalist Andy McSmith evokes the lives of more than a dozen of the most brilliant artists and writers of the twentieth century. Taking us deep into Stalin?s Russia, Fear and the Muse Kept Watch asks the question: can great... more...

  • The Annotated Weby Vladimir Wozniuk

    Lehigh University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    This new translation is the first and only fully annotated version of Evgeny Zamiatin?s classic novel We in English. The annotations scrutinize Zamiatin?s use of language, suggest many previously unacknowledged sources for his playfulness, and provide commentary about the broad array of diverse allusions in the novel. 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...