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  • Steampunkby Paul Roland

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    Credited with cofounding the movement with his Edwardian/Victorian themed albums, Paul Roland traces the history of the genre, drawing on exclusive quotes from leading writers, artists, musicians, and filmmakers in the field What began in the late 1980s as an underground community of science fiction and fantasy aficionados with a fetish for Victoriana... more...

  • Why I Don't Write Children's Literatureby Gary Soto

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2015; US$ 12.99

    The beloved writer returns to entertain in a fresh collection of essays more...

  • Selected Poemsby Marina Tsvetayeva; David McDuff

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?During the Stalin years Russia had four great poets to voice the feelings of her oppressed people: Pasternak, Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetayeva. The first two survived the terror, but Mandelstam died in a camp and Tsvetayeva was driven to hang herself in 1941. This comprehensive selection of Tsvetayeva?s poetry includes complete versions... more...

  • Art in the Light of Conscienceby Marina Tsvetaeva; Angela Livingstone

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) was one of the four great Russian poets of the 20th century, along with Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Pasternak. She also wrote outstanding prose. Endowed with ‘phenomenally heightened linguistic sensitivity? (Joseph Brodsky), Tsvetaeva was primarily concerned with the nature of poetic creation and what it means to be a poet.... more...

  • Exileby David Patterson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The life of a human community rests on common experience. Yet in modem life there is an experience common to all that threatens the very basis of community -- the experience of exile. No one in the modem world has been spared the encounter with homelessness. Refugees and fugitives, the disillusioned and disenfranchised grow in number every day. Why... more...

  • Andrey Belyby Gerald Janecek

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Andrey Bely, novelist, essayist, theoretician, critic, and poet, was a central figure in the Russian Symbolist movement of the 1920s, the most important literary movement in Russia in this century. Bely articulated a Symbolist aesthetic and originated a new approach to the study of Russian metrics and versification, giving rise to a new scholarly... more...

  • Literature And Spiritby David Patterson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "If Bakhtin is right," Wayne C. Booth has said, "a very great deal of what we western critics have spent our time on is mistaken, or trivial, or both." In Literature and Spirit David Patterson proceeds from the premise that Bakhtin is right. Exploring Bakhtin's notions of spirit, responsibility, and dialogue, Patterson takes his reader from the narrow... more...

  • A Month in the Countryby Ivan Turgenev; Richard Nelson; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    A fresh interpretation of Turgenev?s comedy about the calamitous effects of love. more...

  • Russian Peasant Lettersby Olga T Yokoyama

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 59.77

    Around 1880, two teenagers left their village on the Kama river, 1000 km east of Moscow. Their father wanted them to earn cash in Siberia and send it home. The result: scores of letters over a period of 16 years (1881-1896). The parents, two brothers and a sister reported on harvests and family finances, on marriages, births, and deaths, asked for... more...

  • Tolstoyby A. N. Wilson

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this biography of Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, A.N. Wilson narrates the complex drama of the writer's life: his childhood of aristocratic privilege but emotional deprivation, his discovery of his literary genius after aimless years of gambling and womanizing, and his increasingly disastrous marriage. Wilson sweeps away the long-held belief... more...