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Slavic literature (General)

  • Colloquial Slovakby James Naughton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Colloquial Slovak: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Slovak as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed... more...

  • My Crazy Centuryby Ivan Klíma

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Spanning six decades that included war, totalitarianism, censorship, and the fight for democracy, My Crazy Century reflects on Ivan Kl?ma's remarkable life while also looking at this critical period of twentieth-century history. From World War Two to the oppressive grip of Communism, from the brief hope of freedom during the Prague Spring of 1968... more...

  • Art and Life in Modernist Pragueby Thomas Ort

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    In most contemporary historical writing, the picture of modern life in Habsburg Central Europe is rather gloomy. Centered on Vienna in the twilight years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it is the story of the failure of rationalism and the rise of a politics of fantasy culminating in protofascist movements. This book tells a different story, focusing... more...

  • Yet Another Europe after 1984by Leonidas Donskis

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 59.00

    Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay ?The Tragedy of Central Europe.? Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and... more...

  • Political Action in Václav Havel's Thoughtby Delia Popescu

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 82.99

    Political Action in Vaclav Havel?s Thought: The Responsibility of Resistance , by Delia Popescu, explores the Czech dissident?s theory of individual opposition, resistance to oppression, and individual responsibility. The book contributes to our understanding of both the extreme circumstances of oppression and to the subversive uses of oppression... more...

  • Lady Cadogan's Solitaireby Lady Adelaide Cadogan; Lady Adelaide Cadogan

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.99

    The completely redesigned classic Lady Cadogan's Solitaire ?the first and most authoritative collection of rules of solitaire games ever published?includes easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams for fascinating solitaire variations, including: The Beautiful One Kings Over Queens The Four Corners The Mill The Blockade The Clock ...and... more...

  • Narrating Post/Communismby Natasa Kovacevic

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The transition of communist Eastern Europe to capitalist democracy post-1989 and in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars has focused much scholarly attention - in history, political science and literature - on the fostering of new identities across Eastern European countries in the absence of the old communist social and ideological frameworks. This... more...

  • Distanzierte Nähe: Caritas-Sozialarbeit, Kirchgemeinden und Gemeinwesen in Ostdeutschlandby Peter-Georg Albrecht

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 32.32

    Caritas-Sozialarbeit und Kirchgemeindeengagement gehören zusammen. Durch sie kommt 'Kirche zur Welt', wie es sich das Zweite Vatikanum, wie es aktuell die neue päpstliche Enzyklika 'Deus caritas est' wünscht. Die Studie belegt, dass Caritas-Sozialarbeiter und Kirchgemeindemitarbeiter nur bedingt kooperieren können und zeigt neue Perspektiven für die... more...

  • Cognitive Paths into the Slavic Domainby Dagmar Divjak; Agata Kochanska

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 175.83

    Cognitive Paths into the Slavic Domain presents an overview of recent cognitive linguistic research on Slavic languages. It features diachronic and synchronic descriptions of nominal and verbal phenomena, event encoding strategies and discourse markers. The analyses are couched in a variety of cognitive linguistic frameworks, making the... more...

  • Translating Milan Kunderaby Michelle Woods

    Multilingual Matters 2006; US$ 59.95

    Uses archival research to view the cultural scope of the translation issue involving the controversies surrounding Kundera's translated novels. This work focuses on the language of the novels, Kundera's 'lost' works, writing as translation, interpretation, exile, censorship, and the social responses to translated fiction in the Anglophone world. more...