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  • Drama as Text and Performanceby Egil Törnqvist

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    This book is a study of August Strindberg’s famous drama Miss Julie, presented in both Swedish and English. Since it was first performed in 1888, Miss Julie has became one of the most successful plays written by Strindberg, widely considered one of the pioneers of modern drama. The book provides a penetrating analysis of the author’s... more...

  • Chekhov: The Essential Playsby Anton Chekhov; Michael Heim

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 10.00

    Because Chekhov?s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time?versions that... more...

  • Kempgen, Sebastian; Kosta, Peter; Berger, Tilman; Gutschmidt, Karl: Die slavischen Sprachen / The Slavic Languages. Halbband 1by

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 545.00

    The handbook is intended to present a well balanced general view of the current state of Slavic linguistics and the Slavic languages with regard to their synchronic and diachronic description. In contrast to previous undertakings of a similar nature, this handbook is not intended to be a grammar with chapters on individual languages. Its length, the... more...

  • In Praise of the Unfinishedby Julia Hartwig; John Carpenter; Bogdana Carpenter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    Hailed by Czeslaw Milosz as ?the grande dame of Polish poetry? and named ?one of the foremost Polish poets of the twentieth century? by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Julia Hartwig has long been considered the gold standard of poetry in her native Poland. With this career-spanning collection, we finally have a book of her work in English. The tragic story... more...

  • Great Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoyevskyby Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions... more...

  • Degrees of Explicitnessby John Leafgren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This book explores factors relevant in the choices speakers and writers make in regard to explicitness of reference to the subjects and objects in their utterances. Bulgarian is a particularly felicitous target language for this type of study, since it possesses a rich inventory of available packaging techniques, ranging from zero reference, to various... more...

  • Dostoyevsky after Bakhtinby Malcolm V. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 43.00

    Recent developments in critical theory form the basis for this new study of Dostoyevsky. more...

  • King, Queen, Knaveby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The novel is the story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men's clothing emporium store.  Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold middle-class wife Martha.  Attracted to his money but repelled by his oblivious passion, she longs for their nephew instead, the myopic Franz.... more...

  • Laughter in the Darkby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious... more...

  • Maryby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Mary is a gripping tale of youth, first love, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel.  In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a vigorous young officer poised between his past and his future, relives his first love affair.  His memories of Mary are suffused with the freshness of youth and the idyllic... more...