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  • Russian Literature and the Classicsby Peter I. Barta; David H. J. Larmour; Paul Allen Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Russian Literature and the Classics attempts to fill a gap. To date there has been no book-length, systematic study of the impact of antiquity on Russian literature and culture. While by no means claiming to offer a comprehensive approach, the authors focus on various aspects of the influence which the Classics have had on Russian literature at particularly... more...

  • Russian Mirrorby Melissa T. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The three playwrights presented together in this volume On the Road to Ourselves ), Elena Gremina ( Behind the Mirror ) and Olga Mikhailova ( Russian Dream ). The selected plays contain many elements which will appeal to Western directors and audiences: well-drawn characters, engaging plots, lively wit. Central to the three plays selected in this... more...

  • Endarkenmentby Arkadii Dragomoshchenko; Eugene Ostashevsky; Lyn Hejinian; Genya Turovskaya; Bela Shayevich; Jacob Edmond

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Major collection by a contemporary Russian avant-garde master more...

  • Your Murdererby Vassily Aksyonov; Daniel Gerould; Jadwiga Kosicka

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.00

    From Russia comes this ironic, satirical, multi-layered, modern pop-art parable by Vassily Aksyonov. Your Murderer is a richly grotesque hodgepodge of different linguistic levels that defies all rules and mixes a powerful cocktail out of traditional slogans, invented obscentities, foreign words and phrases, terminology from sports and heavy drinking,... more...

  • Literarische Spaziergänge durch Tübingenby Andreas Rumler

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 30.52

    Die Liste der Geistesgrößen, die in Tübingen ihre Lebensspuren hinterließen, liest sich wie ein Who?s Who der Literatur und Philosophie. Mit Blick auf den Neckar, zurückgezogen und geistig umnachtet, verbrachte Hölderlin 36 Jahre in seinem Tübinger Turmzimmer. Goethe logierte beim Verleger Cotta. Hegel beklagte den Stumpfsinn des Evangelischen Stifts.... more...

  • Complete Poetry, Translations & Selected Proseby Bernard Spencer; Peter Robinson

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 17.50

    Bernard Spencer (1909-63) was a distinctive voice in 20th-century English poetry, and a central figure in the Personal Landscape group of wartime Cairo writers. He spent much of his life working for the British Council, in Greece, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Austria, the settings for many of his poems. He was among the first translators of George... more...

  • A New Poetics of Chekhov's Playsby Harai Golomb

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    One century after the death of Anton Chekhov (1860?1904), his plays are celebrated throughout the world as a major milestone in the history of theater and drama. Outside the Russian-speaking community, he is undoubtedly the most widely translated, studied, and performed of all Russian writers. His plays are characterized by their evasiveness: tragedy... more...

  • Chekhov: Shorts (NHB Classic Plays)by Anton Chekhov; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    This collection features Chekhov’s best-known short plays in brand new translations: three farces, two comic duologues and a monologue, all of them referred to by Chekhov as ‘vaudevilles’ and all written in the late 1880s before any of his great full-length plays. ‘I don’t much care for theatre,’ he wrote at the... more...

  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the Modern Russo-Jewish Questionby Nathan D. Larson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Will the Russian and Jewish nations ever achieve true reconciliation? Why is there such disparity in the interpretations of Russo-Jewish history? Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has focused on these and other thorny questions surrounding Russia?s Jewish Question for the last ten years, culminating in a two-volume historical essay that is among... more...

  • Was wäre wennby Hans-Peter von Peschke

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 43.24

    ?Was wäre passiert, wenn Caesar das Attentat überlebt hätte? Wie hätte sich die mittelalterliche Welt verändert, wenn die Mongolen Europa überrannt hätten?? Wäre der Erste Weltkrieg genauso verlaufen, wenn Franz Ferdinand das Attentat von Sarajewo überlebt hätte? Und welche Auswirkungen hätte eine Niederlage der deutschen Nationalelf im Jahr 1954 auf... more...