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  • Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World Warby Rina Lapidus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book deals with the work of fifteen young Jewish poets who were killed, died of wounds, or were executed in captivity while serving in the Red Army in the Second World War. All were young, all were poets, most were thoroughly assimilated into Soviet society whilst at the same time being rooted in Jewish culture and traditions. Their poetry, written... more...

  • Grigol Robakidse und sein literarisches Schaffenby Tamara Kirschke

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 33.67

    Ein Autor, der zwischen zwei Kulturen steht und darunter leidet, weder der einen noch der anderen wirklich anzugehören: Grigol Robakidse (1880-1962) verlässt seine Heimat Georgien, dann die Wahlheimat Deutschland, und gelangt schließlich in die Schweiz, wo sein Leben durch die Begegnung mit der Gräfin Ghita Strachwitz einen neuen Schwung bekommt. In... more...

  • 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...

  • Coprésences, entrecroisementsby Kirsty Bell

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 73.00

    Coprésences, entrecroisements propose une étude de différentes interactions entre la littérature et la peinture dans des romans de deux auteurs québécois importants, Marie-Claire Blais et Sergio Kokis. Les romans de Blais et Kokis font preuve d?une grande saturation du pictural et permettent ainsi une exploration de plusieurs types de rapports texte-image:... 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...

  • Christianity in Bakhtinby Ruth Coates

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    An examination of the influence of Christianity on the thought and work of Mikhail Bakhtin. 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$ 26.00

    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

    One of The Economist ?s 2011 Books of the Year   THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED?ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!?TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS No one who read Elif Batuman?s first article (in the journal n+1 ) will ever forget it. ?Babel in California? told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford... more...