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- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 12.00
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$ 14.65
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 noblemen,... 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...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73
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. more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
This polemical work treats Tolstoy as one of the midwives of modern counterculture and reassesses his enduring influence. Boot argues that Tolstoy's philosophy was based on a metaphysical blunder and tries to correct preconceived notions of Tolstoy's work. Through a unique examination of Tolstoy's religious beliefs, Boot arrives at the conclusion... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 6.95
Drawn from Sharon Marie Carnicke?s volume of Chekhov, Four Plays and Three Jokes (Hackett), this edition of The Cherry Orchard features Carnicke's groundbreaking translation of a play that has been called "Chekhov's ultimate theatrical coup d'état."**Donald Rayfield, The Cherry Orchard: Catastrophe and Comedy more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the... more...