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Slavic philology and languages (General)

  • The Mannequins' Ballby Daniel Gerould; Bruno Jaslenski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This play, by Futurist poet Bruno Jasienski, is an outstanding example of the joining of left-wing politics and avant-garde interest in human mechanization that characterized the experimental theatre of Poland in the inter-war years. Stalinism and the purges cut short Jasienski's career and prevented productions of his play for many years - except... more...

  • Wandel der Sinngenese in der russischen Literatur von der Romantik bis zur Postmoderneby Marianna Leonova

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 83.91

    Wandel der Sinngenese in der russischen Literatur von der Romantik bis zur Postmoderne: Eine strukturelle Typologie more...

  • Klopby Peter Day

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78

    Klop Ustinov was Britain's most ingenious secret agent, but he wasn't authorised to kill. Instead, he was authorised to tell tall tales, bemusing and beguiling his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest secrets. From the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, he bluffed and tricked his way into the confidence of everyone from Soviet commissars... more...

  • An Outline of Russian Literatureby Maurice Baring

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Russian authors such as Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky have long been recognized by critics and readers alike as some of the world's most gifted literary artists. However, their complex prose and weighty philosophical ideas can be overwhelming. This in-depth guide to Russian literature is an invaluable tool for readers who are just beginning... more...

  • Spatial Concepts in Slavicby Ljiljana Saric

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 63.50

    The focus of this book is how Slavic languages represent spatial relations, and how spatial cognition and perception influence the understanding and linguistic coding of nonspatial domains. Individual analyses concentrate on the semantics of selected prepositions and cases in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (B/C/S), providing a comparative perspective on... more...

  • Colloquial Ukrainianby Ian Press; Stefan Pugh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Colloquial Ukrainian is easy to use and no prior knowledge of the language is required. These CDs are recorded by native Ukrainian speakers and will play on any audio system. The material can be used on its own or to accompany the book, helping you with pronunciation and listening skills. more...

  • After Lermontovby Mikhail Lermontov; Peter France; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 20.99

    Bursting into print with an impassioned poem on the death of Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov attracted unfavorable attention from the authorities while enjoying a high reputation in literary circles and beyond. He was of Scottish descent, and this bilingual volume celebrates him with new translations by 14 translator-poets, mostly Scottish. Although Lermontov... 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...

  • Language Policy and Discourse on Languages in Ukraine Under President Viktor Yanukovychby Michael Moser

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Declared the country?s official language in 1996, Ukrainian has weathered constant challenges by post-Soviet political forces promoting Russian. Michael Moser provides the definitive account of the policies and ethno-political dynamics underlying this unique cultural struggle. more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Russianby Serge Sharoff; Elena Umanskaya; James Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Russian is an invaluable tool for all learners of Russian, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language and the 300 most frequent multiword constructions. The dictionary is based on data from a 150-million-word internet corpus taken from more than 75,000 webpages and covering a range... more...