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

    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 Seagullby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    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...

  • 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 Devil and Other Storiesby Leo Tolstoy; Richard F. Gustafson; Louise Maude

    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...

  • 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... 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...

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

    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...

  • The Cherry Orchardby Anton Chekhov; Sharon Marie Carnicke

    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...

  • Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanovby Pamela Davidson

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    Pamela Davidson explores Ivanov's poetic method, relating his art to his central beliefs. more...