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  • Chekhov: The Essential Playsby Anton Chekhov; Michael Heim

    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...

  • Tolstoyby Rosamund Bartlett

    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...

  • Chekhov in Performanceby J. L. Styan

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 44.00

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Das Theater des Daniil Charms als Strukturtyp des 'anderen' Theatersby Larsen Sechert

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 11.83

    Charms und die Oberiuten strebten nach einer Sprache (ohne Worte), die jenseits von Verstand und Rationalität lag und die Wirklichkeit als Ganzes zu verstehen vermochte. Nicht nur auf der Bühne und in seinen Texten parodierte Charms banale Alltäglichkeiten, pseudophilosophischen Tiefsinn, leere Rhetorik, Didaktik und Streitigkeiten um nichts; auch... more...