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  • An Outline of Russian Literatureby Maurice Baring

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Russian authors such as Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky have long been recognized by critics and readers alike as some of the world's most gifted literary artists. However, their complex prose and weighty philosophical ideas can be overwhelming. This in-depth guide to Russian literature is an invaluable tool for readers who are just beginning... more...

  • Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Cultureby Elizabeth Cox; Liz Herbert McAvoy; Roberta Magnani

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A consideration of the ways in which the past was framed and remembered in the pre-modern world. more...

  • German Women's Writing in the Twenty-First Centuryby Hester Baer

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Essays in this volume rethink conventional ways of conceptualizing female authorship and re-examine the formal, aesthetic, and thematic terms in which German women's literature has been conceived. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Russian Literatureby Neil Cornwell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular... more...

  • Interval of Freedomby George Gibian

    University of Minnesota Press 1960; US$ 67.50

    When Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago was published in Europe and America in 1957 and 1958, the Western world was astonished and elated. But Doctor Zhivago is not the only significant literary work to come out of Soviet Russia recently. During four extrao more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literatureby Caryl Emerson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    An engaging overview of the Russian literary tradition, with a glossary and guide to further reading. more...

  • St. Petersburgby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 48.00

    Often called the Venice of the north, St. Petersburg has remained the crown jewel of the Russian artistic scent. Writers covered include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, and Aleksandr Pushkin. more...

  • The Possessedby Elif Batuman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    1. In his review of The Possessed for The New York Times , Dwight Garner called the book "crucially and fundamentally . . . an examination of this question: How do we bring our lives closer to our favorite books?" To what extent have you brought your life closer to your favorite books? How did Elif Batuman's literary obsessions bring her closer... more...

  • A History of Russian Symbolismby Ronald E. Peterson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 165.00

    The era of Russian Symbolism (1892-1917) has been called the Silver Age of Russian culture, and even the Second Golden Age. Symbolist authors are among the greatest Russian authors of this century, and their activities helped to foster one of the most significant advances in cultural life (in poetry, prose, music, theater, and painting) that has ever... more...

  • Russian Literature and Psychoanalysisby Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 234.00

    This is a collection of psychoanalytical essays on a broad spectrum of well-known Russian authors, such as Puskin, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Belyj, Tjutcev, Axmatova, and Nabokov. The volume includes some reprints, among which a contribution by Sigmund Freud on Dostoevsky and Parricide'. The majority of the contributions are original publications by present-day... more...