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- BenBella Books, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.95
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 her?and to Larsson?s Millennium trilogy?so strong? In The Psychology of the Girl with the... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78
Klop Ustinov was Britain's most ingenious secret agent, but he wasn't authorised to kill. Instead, he was authorised to tell tall tales, bemusing and beguiling his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest secrets. From the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, he bluffed and tricked his way into the confidence of everyone from Soviet commissars... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 39.95
The Making of the New Negro examines black masculinity in the period of the New Negro/Harlem Renaissance, which for many decades did not attract a lot of scholarly attention, until, in the 1990s, many scholars discovered how complex, significant, and fascinating it was. Using African American published texts, American archives and unpublished writings,... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 14.65
In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station attended by the world's media. He was eighty-two years old and had lived a remarkable and long life during one of the most turbulent periods of Russian history. Born into a privileged aristocratic family, he seemed set to join the ranks of degenerate Russian... 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 75.93
Besonders in schwierigen gesellschaftlich-politischen Situationen ist die Sprache eines der wichtigsten Mittel zur Durchsetzung von Zielen, und so führt das Bedürfnis der Politik, Interessenkonflikte mit publizistischen Mitteln in der medialen Öffentlichkeit auszutragen, oft zur Verwendung von Feind-, Stigma- und Schlagwörtern. Bezeichnend für den... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1970; US$ 5.99
"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature.... more...
- Wiley 1966; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.<p><i>CliffsNotes on Fathers and Sons</i> explores the social pressures and conflicts of mid-nineteenth-century <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Russia</st1:place></st1:country-region>.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95
An engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years covering the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and exploring all the forms that have made it so famous. more...