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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...

  • 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...

  • Gender and Russian Literatureby Rosalind Marsh

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 35.00

    A 1996 overview of key issues in Russian women's writing and of important representations of women by men, from 1600 onwards. more...

  • Libertinage in Russian Culture and Literatureby Alexei Lalo

    BRILL 2011; US$ 159.00

    The monograph explores traditions of expressing the body and sexuality (designated as "silence" and "burlesque") throughout Russia's literary history, with a particular focus on how these traditions affect the literary modernization during the Silver Age (1890-1921) and subsequent émigré writing. 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...