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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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 10.00
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...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 8.99
It is impossible to explain why Yevgeny chose Liza Annenskaya, as it is always impossible to explain why a man chooses this and not that woman.'This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 14.65
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... 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...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99
James E. Falen's verse translation consists of Boris Godunov, A Scene from Faust, the four Little Tragedies and Rusalka. It is accompanied by a penetrating Introduction by Caryl Emerson on Russia's most cosmopolitan playwright. - ;'The people are silent'. So ends Pushkin's great historical drama Boris Godunov, in which Boris's... more...