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  • The Luzhin Defenseby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Nabokov's third novel, The Luzhin Defense , is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive,  distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life.  His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank... more...

  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsynby Daniel J. Mahoney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 34.00

    In Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Daniel Mahoney presents a philosophical perspective on the political condition of modern man through an exegesis and analysis of Solzhenitsyn's work. Mahoney demonstrates the tremendous, yet often unappreciated, impact of Sozhenitsyn's writing on twentieth century thinking through an examination of the writer's profoundly... more...

  • Tolstoyby Rosamund Bartlett

    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...

  • Chekhov in Performanceby J. L. Styan

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 35.00

    A rewarding study of four of Chekhov's major plays. more...

  • Andreï Makine.by Murielle Lucie Clement

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 30.00

    L’œuvre d’Andreï Makine, depuis Au temps du fleuve Amour , Le Testament français et Le Crime d’Olga Arbélina jusqu’à Requiem pour l’Est , La Musique d’une vie et La Vie d’un homme inconnu , ne cesse de déployer une sensibilité historique et une fine connaissance des comportements... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Nabokovby Julian W. Connolly

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A concise 2005 introduction to the fascinating creative world of one of the twentieth century's most important writers. more...

  • The Cherry Orchard, and Other Playsby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Julius West

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 4.95 US$ 4.31

    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...

  • Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Worksby Alexander Pushkin; James E. Falen; Caryl Emerson

    OUP Oxford 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. more...

  • God and Man According to Tolstoyby Alexander Boot

    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...

  • Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    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...