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- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Although Tolstoy is best known as a master of literary fiction, he was also an important thinker with a voracious and wide-ranging intellect. In this extended look at the intersection between science and art, Tolstoy frames his own creative process in the context of thousands of years of Western philosophy. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 29.95
Kathleen Parth offers the first comprehensive examination of the controversial literary movement Russian Village Prose. From the 1950s to the decline of the movement in the 1970s, Valentin Rasputin, Fedor Abramov, and other writers drew on "luminous" memories of their rural childhoods to evoke a thousand-year-old pattern of life that was disappearing... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28
In the Man Who Left Too Soon, top crime fiction journalist Barry Forshaw gives us a fascinating insight into the life and works of this difficult, brilliant and multifaceted man. His best-selling books are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larsson was not there to witness any of their... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 165.00
This collection of articles presents a variety of approaches to central phenomena in South Slavic syntax and semantics, with an informal introduction by the editors on South Slavic clause structure. Phenomena addressed (treated partly on a language specific basis, partly comparative) include: the structure of the functional field, verb fronting, clitic... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 30.00
Luvre dAndreï Makine, depuis Au temps du fleuve Amour , Le Testament français et Le Crime dOlga Arbélina jusquà Requiem pour lEst , La Musique dune vie et La Vie dun homme inconnu , ne cesse de déployer une sensibilité historique et une fine connaissance des comportements... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.99
Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson?s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, is one of the most compelling, complex characters of our time. Is she an avenging angel? A dangerous outlaw? What makes Salander tick, and why is our response to herand to Larsson?s Millennium trilogyso strong? In The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon... more...