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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...

  • Why I Don't Write Children's Literatureby Gary Soto

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2015; US$ 12.99

    The beloved writer returns to entertain in a fresh collection of essays 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Opuscula II und IIIby Ulrich Klein; Hellmut Flashar

    De Gruyter 1990; US$ 70.00

    Die "Mirabilia" nehmen unter den kleineren Traktaten des Corpus Aristotelicum, die durchweg nicht Aristoteles zum Verfasser haben, sondern aus dem Bereich seiner Schule stammen, eine Sonderstellung ein. Die Schrift gehört zu Gattung der Paradoxographie, die als selbständige Literaturform durch Kallichamos in Alexandrien begründet wurde, und lässt sich... more...

  • Literatur um 1900by Philip Ajouri

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 419.00

    - Literatur der Moderne von 1885 bis 1920 zwischen künstlerischer Avantgarde und Heimatkunst - Schnelle Orientierung über die wichtigsten Strömungen durch Steckbriefe - Der Wandel der Literatur im Kontext von Gesellschaft, neuen Medien, Naturwissenschaften, Philosophie, Psychologie und Psychoanalyse - Themenfelder z.B.: Autorschaft, Erkenntnisoptimismus,... more...