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- The Floating Press 1916; US$ 4.95
The Cherry Orchard was written by Chekhov as a comedy, but directed by Stanislavski as a tragedy on its premier. The play has maintained the dual nature of these intentions ever since. An aristocratic family return to their estate on the eve of auction. Though alternatives present themselves, the family is apathetic and their property is sold. The... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.99
The Seagull is the first of Anton Checkov's four full-length plays. It explores the romantic and artistic tension in the relationships between a young woman, a fading older lady, her playwright son and a popular story writer. The play references Shakespeare's Hamlet both in text and content. It has a cast of eclectic characters whose principle... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 30.00
Luvre dAndreï Makine, depuis Au temps du fleuve Amour , Le Testament français et Le Crime dOlga Arbélina jusquà Requiem pour lEst , La Musique dune vie et La Vie dun homme inconnu , ne cesse de déployer une sensibilité historique et une fine connaissance des comportements... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 11.00
Because Chekhov?s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time?versions that... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 14.66
In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station attended by the world's media. He was eighty-two years old and had lived a remarkable and long life during one of the most turbulent periods of Russian history. Born into a privileged aristocratic family, he seemed set to join the ranks of degenerate Russian noblemen,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 25.99
Will the Russian and Jewish nations ever achieve true reconciliation? Why is there such disparity in the interpretations of Russo-Jewish history? Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has focused on these and other thorny questions surrounding Russia?s Jewish Question for the last ten years, culminating in a two-volume historical essay that is among... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Andrey Bely, novelist, essayist, theoretician, critic, and poet, was a central figure in the Russian Symbolist movement of the 1920s, the most important literary movement in Russia in this century. Bely articulated a Symbolist aesthetic and originated a new approach to the study of Russian metrics and versification, giving rise to a new scholarly... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1975; US$ 90.00
When criticized about the lack of architecture in Anna Karenina , connecting the themes of Levin and Anna Karenina, Tolstoj disagreed: ?The arches of the vault are brought together in such a way that it is even impossible to notice where the keystone is.? This book explores the architecture, attempting to trace the pattern of the invisible pillars... more...