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Russian Stories

by Francesc Serés

Drift through outer space with a doomed cosmonaut whose engine is kaput!; return to an irradiated village with an elderly couple who want to go home; ask yourself, did Elvis really play a concert in Red Square?...


The Poetry of Taras Shevchenko

by Taras Shevchenko

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (1814–1861) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of...


The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev: Volume I

by Jack V. Haney

The first volume of comprehensive gathering of tales from the Russian Grimm


Tolstoi: The Teacher

by Charles-Baudouin

The author states here that Tolstoy was a great educator and his views on education were ingenious and profound. Despite being a great artist, Tolstoy also had pedagogic method and drew abundantly on the stores...


Reflecting on Anna Karenina

by Mary Evans

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is considered by many to be one of the greatest novels ever written. This study of its morally ambiguous protagonist, Anna, discusses Tolstoy's troubled relation to the feminine in terms...


Tolstoy

by Ernest Joseph Simmons

Tolstoy's fame as one of the world's greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study,...


Dostoevsky Portrayed by His Wife: The Diary and Reminiscences of Mme. Dostoevsky

by Samuel Solomonovisch Koteliansky

The two note-books of the diary of Mme. Dostoevsky, the rough notes of her lengthy Reminiscences, unfinished at the time of her death, all in her own hand-writing, and copies of her husband's letters to her...


Dostoevsky 1821-1881

by E.H. Carr

The bare events of Dostoevsky's life - his father murdered by peasants, his own ordeal before a firing squad, then exile in Siberia, his epilepsy, gambling, poverty and debts - go far to account for his strange...


Osip Mandelstam: Selected Essays

by Sidney Monas

Osip Mandelstam, who died anonymously in a Siberian transit-camp in 1938, is now generally considered to be among the four or five greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century. The essays in this volume,...


Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

by Alexander Pushkin & Babette Deutsch

Outstanding translation of Pushkin's most acclaimed work recounts a tale of post-Napoleonic society in which a jaded young aristocrat rejects the love of a country maiden. This edition is enhanced by 16 lithographs....


Fiction from Georgia

by Elizabeth Heighway

This volume brings together stories from nineteen of the most influential contemporary authors to have emerged from the Republic of Georgia.Spanning fifty years, but with a particular emphasis on post-independence...


WHAT IS ART? & WHEREIN IS TRUTH IN ART? (Meditations on Aesthetics & Literature)

by Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Aylmer Maude & Nathan Haskell Dole et al.

This carefully crafted ebook: "WHAT IS ART? & WHEREIN IS TRUTH IN ART? (Meditations on Aesthetics & Literature)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents...


The Complete Plays of Leo Tolstoy – 6 Unabridged Maude Translations (Annotated)

by Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude & Aylmer Maude

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Plays of Leo Tolstoy – 6 Unabridged Maude Translations (Annotated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction...


Peasants and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett & Edmund Wilson

The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of...


The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-Three New Stories

by Anton Chekhov, Peter Constantine & Spalding Gray

The Undiscovered Chekhov gives us, in rich abundance, a new Chekhov. Peter Constantine's historic collection presents 38 new stories and with them a fresh interpretation of the Russian master. In contrast to...


Definitely Maybe

by Arkady Strugatsky, Strugatsky Boris & Antonina W. Bouis

In its first-ever unexpurgated edition, a sci-fi landmark that's a comic and suspenseful tour-de-force, and puts distraction in a whole new light: It's not you, it's the universe!

Boris and Arkady Strugatsky...


A Country Doctor's Notebook

by Mikhail Bulgakov & Michael Glenny

Part autobiography, part fiction, this early work by the author of The Master and Margarita shows a master at the dawn of his craft, and a nation divided by centuries of unequal progress.

In 1916 a 25-year-old,...


Red Star Tales: 100 Years of Russian Science Fiction

by Yvonne Howell

For over a century, most of the science fiction produced by the world’s largest country has been beyond the reach of Western readers. This new collection aims to change that, bringing a large body of influential...


A People Passing Rude

by Anthony Cross

Described by the sixteenth-century English poet George Turbervile as "a people passing rude, to vices vile inclin’d", the Russians waited some three centuries before their subsequent cultural achievements—in...


The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume II

by Jack V. Haney

140 tales collected by the extraordinary Russian “Grimm”