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Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • The Poetics of Early Russian Literatureby D.S. Likhachev; Christopher M. Arden-Close

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    This translation of Likhachev?s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative methods, use of symbols, and depictions of time, space and situation. The gradual emergence of realism and the principle of a single author is outlined... more...

  • Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Mediaby Svitlana Malykhina

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes the role of classical allusions in media as a vehicle for either indoctrination or resistance. She explores how media language reflects... more...

  • Between Philosophy and Literatureby Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    This is an original reading of Mikhail Bakhtin in the context of Western philosophical traditions and counter-traditions. The book portrays Bakhtin as a Modernist thinker torn between an ideological secularity and a profound religious sensibility, invariably concerned with questions of ethics and impelled to turn from philosophy to literature as another... more...

  • Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legaciesby Yuri Leving; Frederick H. White

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 94.99

    Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov, created their own literary capital, cultural merchants have been preoccupied with the promotion of their respective posthumous legacies,... more...

  • Soviet Heroic Poetry in Contextby Margaret Ziolkowski

    University of Delaware 2013; US$ 79.99

    Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny (?new songs?), have often been the subject of folkloristic controversy. This study tells the story of the rise and fall of the noviny in all its cultural richness and pathos, an instructive tale of the interaction of aesthetics and ideology. more...

  • Spanish Reception of Russian Narratives, 1905-1939by Lynn C. Purkey

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 115.00

    This book examines Spain's reception of Russo-Soviet literature and its relationship with Nuevo Romanticismo through the lens of Bakhtin's theories on the novel. more...

  • Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisationby Peter I. Barta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Considers gender and sexuality in Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters examine gender and sexuality through history, art, folklore, philosophy or literature, and are also grouped according to the arguments they develop. more...

  • The Hedgehog and the Foxby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Michael Ignatieff

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace . Although there have been many interpretations... more...

  • Tolstoy's Art and Thought, 1847-1880by Donna Tussing Orwin

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 36.50

    "My aim is to present Tolstoy's work as he may have understood it himself," writes Donna Orwin. Reconstructing the intellectual and psychic struggles behind the masterpieces of his early and middle age, this major study covers the period during which he wrote The Cossacks , War and Peace , and Anna Karenina . Orwin uses the tools of biography,... more...

  • Russian Literatureby Andrew Baruch Wachtel; Ilya Vinitsky

    Wiley 2013; US$ 74.95

    For most English-speaking readers, Russian literature consists of a small number of individual writers - nineteenth-century masters such as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev - or a few well-known works - Chekhov's plays, Brodsky's poems, and perhaps Master and Margarita and Doctor Zhivago from the twentieth century. The medieval period, as well as the... more...