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Russian Tales of Demonic Possession

by Marcia A. Morris

Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia is a translation from the Russian of two stories of demonic possession, of innocence lost and regained. The original versions...


War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

Hailed as one of the greatest novels of all time and a classic of world literature, War and Peace unfolds in the early nineteenth century during the turbulent years of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia. Tolstoy's...


Leo Tolstoy: The Collection

by Leo Tolstoy

Here you will find the complete novels and novellas of Leo Tolstoy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Childhood - Boyhood - Youth - Family Happiness - The Cossacks - War and Peace -...


The Man Who Brought Brodsky into English

by Cynthia L. Haven

Brodsky?s poetic career in the West was launched when Joseph Brodsky: Selected Poems was published in 1973. Its translator was a scholar and war hero, George L. Kline. This is the story of that friendship and...


The Man Who Brought Brodsky into English

by Cynthia L. Haven

Brodsky’s poetic career in the West was launched when Joseph Brodsky: Selected Poems was published in 1973. Its translator was a scholar and war hero, George L. Kline. This is the story of that friendship...


The Karamazov Correspondence

by Vladimir S. Soloviev & Vladimir Wozniuk

The Karamazov Correspondence: Letters of Vladimir S. Soloviev represents the first fully annotated and chronologically arranged collection of the Russian philosopher-poet?s most important letters, the vast majority...


The Witching Hour and Other Plays by Nina Sadur

by Nina Sadur & Nadya L. Peterson

Nina Sadur, the playwright, occupies a prominent place in the Soviet/Russian drama pantheon of the 1980s and 1990s, a group that has with few exceptions been generally ignored by the Western literary establishment....


The Possessed

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

Also known in English as "The Devils" or "Demons", "The Possessed" is a masterpiece by Russian author Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, published in Russian in 1872 as Besy.

"The Possessed" is a reflection of Dostoevsky’s...


Home of the Gentry

by Ivan Turgenev

First written in 1858, "Home of the Gentry", Ivan Turgenev’s second novel, is an important work that explores the idea of the “superfluous man.”

The main theme of the novel is the maladjustment of the upper...


Rudin

by Ivan Turgenev

First published as a serial in the journal Sovremennik and as a book in 1856, "Rudin" is an essential novel by Russian author Ivan Turgenev.

"Rudin" tells of an eloquent intellectual, Dmitry Rudin, a character...


Smoke

by Ivan Turgenev

First published in Russian in 1867 as Dym, "Smoke" is Ivan Turgenev's most cosmopolitan novel. Set in Baden-Baden, Germany, it combines a sensitive love story with political satire.

While waiting in fashionable...


Virgin Soil

by Ivan Turgenev

First published in 1877, "Virgin Soil", Ivan Turgenev's sixth and final novel, is a comedy of despair.

Turgenev was the most liberal-spirited and unqualifiedly humane of all the great nineteenth-century Russian...


Creatures That Once Were Men

by Maxim Gorky

First published in 1918, "Creatures That Once Were Men" is a collection of short stories by the popular and influential Russian author Maxim Gorky, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and arguably...


Leo Tolstoy and the Canadian Doukhobors

by Andrew Donskov

Ce livre est publié en anglais.

À la suite de la rédaction de ses deux romans les plus importants, Guerre et paix et Anna Karénine, l’auteur russe Léon Tolstoï a vécu une crise spirituelle qui l’a...


The Landlady

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky & C. J. Hogarth

Generally considered something of a departure for Dostoyevsky, The Landlady was first published in 1847, when most of the author's classic novels were still in his future. Set in Saint Petersburg, the novella...


Fathers and Sons

by Ivan Turgenev

"Fathers and Sons" is probably Turgenev’s most famous work. It addresses ideas of the period more directly than most of his other works and creates debate over these ideas as a conflict of generations. The...


The Meaning of Surah 10 Yunus (Prophet Jonah AS) From Holy Quran (????????? ?????) Bilingual Edition English and Russian

by Jannah Firdaus Mediapro

The Meaning of Surah 10 Yunus (Prophet Jonah AS) From Holy Quran (????????? ?????) Bilingual Edition In English and Russian Languange.

Yunus (Jonah) is the 10th chapter (surah) of the Quran with 109 verses (ayat)....


Nikolai Nikolaevich and Camouflage

by Yuz Aleshkovsky, Duffield White & Susanne Fusso

Among contemporary Russian writers, Yuz Aleshkovsky stands out for his vivid imagination, his mixing of realism and fantasy, and his virtuosic use of the rich tradition of Russian obscene language. These two...


Klotsvog

by Margarita Khemlin, Lisa C. Hayden & Lara Vapnyar

Klotsvog is a novel about being Jewish in the Soviet Union and the historical trauma of World War II—and it’s a novel about the petty dramas and demons of one strikingly vain woman. Maya Abramovna Klotsvog...


Youth

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

"Youth" is the third in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including "Childhood" and "Boyhood", published in a literary journal during the 1850s. 

It is a vibrant account of a young person’s...