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Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • Modern Paradigmsby Ilie Gyurcsik

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 57.00

    The book addresses students and professors interested in comparative literature and the complex problematic of modernity/postmodernity, hermeneutics, literary, and cultural theory within the past few decades of the 20th century. The author explores the works of Dostoyevsky, Thomas Mann, M. Proust, W. Faulkner, and Emil Cioran. more...

  • The Bond of the Furthest Apartby Sharon Cameron

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    In the French filmmaker Robert Bresson’s cinematography, the linkage of fragmented, dissimilar images challenges our assumption that we know either what things are in themselves or the infinite ways in which they are entangled. The “bond” of Sharon Cameron’s title refers to the astonishing connections found both within Bresson’s films... more...

  • Conversations with Vladimir Nabokovby Robert Golla

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 25.00

    An enlightening volume that brings together candid, revealing interviews with one of the twentieth century�s master prose writers more...

  • Mikhail Sholokhov and His Artby Herman Ermolaev

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05

    Treating Sholokhov's art and life against the Soviet political background, the author considers the episodes in his life that influenced his writing and then shows how one-sided commitment to party ideology led to his creative deterioration. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to... more...

  • The Notebooks for The Idiotby Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Edward Wasiolek; Katharine Strelsky

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 14.95

    "This is an invaluable aid to the understanding not only of the finished work of art, but also of Dostoyevsky's strangely tortured yet confident creative process." — Modern Fiction Studies. "Superbly edited by Edward Wasiolek and well translated (despite difficult problems of rendering) by Katharine Strelsky." ― The New York Times Book Review.... more...

  • The Idea of Russiaby Vladislav Zubok

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 29.00

    Dmitry Likhachev (1906-1999) was one of the most prominent Russian intellectuals of the twentieth century. His life spanned virtually the entire century – a tumultuous period which saw Russia move from Tsarist rule under Nicholas II via the Russian Revolution and Civil War into seven decades of communism followed by Gorbachev’s Perestroika and the... more...

  • Le Gouffre et Dans le brouillard de Leonide Andreïevby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis Malgré quelques rééditions de traductions anciennes (citons en particulier Le Mensonge, nouvelles traduites par Serge Persky et Teodor de Wyzewa, Phébus, 1994), on lit peu en France l'œuvre narrative de Leonide Andreïev, mieux connu comme dramaturge. Le Gouffre (1998) et Dans le brouillard... more...

  • Marxism and Formby Fredric Jameson

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    For more than thirty years, Fredric Jameson has been one of the most productive, wide-ranging, and distinctive literary theorists in the United States and the Anglophone world. Marxism and Form provided a pioneering account of the work of the major European Marxist theorists--T. W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukács,... more...

  • The Alexander Medvedkin Readerby Alexander Medvedkin; Nikita Lary; Jay Leyda

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin (1900–89), a contemporary of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Dovzhenko, is celebrated today for his unique form of “total” documentary cinema, which aimed to bridge the distance between film and life, as well as for his use of satire during a period when the Soviet authorities preferred that laughter be confined to narrowly... more...

  • Greetings, Pushkin!by Jonathan Brooks Platt

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In 1937, the Soviet Union mounted a national celebration commemorating the centenary of poet Alexander Pushkin’s death. Though already a beloved national literary figure, the scale and feverish pitch of the Pushkin festival was unprecedented. Greetings, Pushkin! presents the first in-depth study of this historic event and follows its manifestations... more...