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Fever and Other New Poems

By: Akhmadulina, Bella; Yevtushenko, Yevgeny; Dutton, Geoffrey; Mezhakoff-Koriakin, Igor

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263304

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket corners rubbed with 1 inch closed tear to spine head, rear jacket panel toned, small sticker on jacket spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. vi, 66 pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by a member of the Russian New Wave literary movement who Joseph Brodsky once called the best living poet in the Russian language. Translated by Geoffrey Dutton and Igor Mezhakoff-Koriakin, with an introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. View more info

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Selected Poems (Penguin Modern European Poets)

By: Akhmatova, Anna; McKane, Richard; Sinyavsky, Andrei

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268419

ISBN: 0140421157

Condition: Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned, minor general wear. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 111 pp. Translated with an introduction by Richard McKane, and an essay by Andrei Sinyavsky. Anna Akhmatova is identified, along with Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, as one of the four leading poets of Twentieth-Century Russian literature. Her poetry, classically rhymed and metered but also laconic and highly elliptical, is deeply engaged with predecessors such as Horace, Dante, Shakespeare, Byron, Dostoevsky, Annensky and above all Pushkin, and also with contemporaries such as Mandelst... View more info

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The Seven That Were Hanged (Modern Library)

By: Andreyev, Leonid; Seltzer, Thomas

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Boni And Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2289128

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1918 Soft Cover. xxxvii, 194 pp. The Seven Who Were Hanged (Russian: ??????? ? ???? ??????????) is a 1908 novella by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. The book is believed to have influenced the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.[1] A minister learns of a foiled assassination plot on him by five leftist revolutionaries, and the trauma this inflicts on his peace of mind. The novella then switches to the courts and jails to follow the fates of seven people who have received death sentences: the five failed assassins, an Estonian fa... View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00  $17.60

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

By: Brown, Clarence

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277334

ISBN: 0140151001

Condition: Good


Spine creased, wrapper edges rubbed, ink name on blurb page, highlighting and pencil underlining throughout last half of book. 1985 Mass Market Paperback. xviii, 599 pp. This anthology encapsulates the best of 20th-century Russian literature, and is designed as a companion to Professor George Gibian's The Portable 19th-century Russian Reader. Clarence Brown selects and introduces extracts from the best prose, poetry and drama - from the voices of revolution and war to the anguished voices of dissidence and persecution. Clarence Brown's marvelous collection introduces readers to the most resona... View more info

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Lady with Lapdog and Other Stories

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Penguin: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201554

ISBN: 0140441433

Condition: Very Good


Light crease to spine. 1995 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov(1860-1904) may be likened to his contemporaries, the pointilliste painters. Piece by piece, episode by episode, character by character, he constructs in prose a survey of the human condition. as David Magarshack writes in his introduction, on reading these stories 'one gets the impression of holding life itself, like a fluttering bird, in one's cupped hands'. View more info

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The Beggar and Other Stories of Anton Chekhov

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Story Classics: 1949

Seller ID: 2298269

Condition: Very Good


A very good copy in a very good slipcase. Very light general wear to slipcase. Decoration on spine lightly rubbed. 1949 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Illustrated by George W. Rickey. CONTENTS: The Beggar; The Darling; The Cossack; The Match; The Husk; Who to Blame?; The Incubus; Rothschild's Fiddle; The Night Before the Trial; A Happy Ending; The Young Wife; A Terrible Night; At Home; About the Author; About the Artist. View more info

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The Black Monk and Peasants (Penguin 60s)

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Penguin: 1995

Seller ID: 2301666

ISBN: 0146000366

Condition: Very Good


Inner wrapper faintly toned. 1995 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. A man must choose between the rigid bourgeois conventions of his fiancee and to-be father-in-law in their ordered country gardens or he must choose a path of intellectual and spiritual freedom that the apparition of the Black Monk reveals to him. View more info

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Anton Chekhov: Greatest Plays

By: Chekhov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265136

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 274, [6] pp. Black leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. A collection of plays by Anton Chekhov, including: The Cherry Orchard; The Sea Gull; The Three Sisters; Uncle Vanya. View more info

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Russian Literature in the Age of Catherine the Great: A Collection of Essays

By: Cross, A.G. (Editor); Rice, James L; Hart, Pierre R.; Budgen David E.; Jones, W. Gareth; Baehr, Stephen L.; Page, Tanya; Smith, G.S.; Cross, A.G.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Willem A. Meeuws: 1976

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2298317

ISBN: 0902672290

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription, With best wishes on the occasion of the Anglo-Russian Conference in Munich, July 1977. Spine and wrappers lightly toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. 229 pp. The volume breaks new ground in Anglo-American research on Russian literature of the eighteenth century. It is the first collection of essays to be issued in English which is specifically devoted to aspects of Russian literature during the culturally significant reign of Catherine the Great. Five of the essays were originally presented as short contributions to a panel at the International Slavic Conference hel... View more info

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Crime and Punishment (The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books)

By: Dostoevsky, Feodor [Fyodor]; Coulson, Jessie

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2296116

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slightly faded, minor 1/2 inch scuff to gilt on top edge. 1978 Full-Leather. 614 pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Jessie Coulson, with illustrations by Herbert Tauss. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who h... View more info

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The Grand Inquisitor (Penguin 60s)

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Penguin: 1995

Seller ID: 2301661

ISBN: 014600115X

Condition: Very Good


Inner wrappers faintly toned. 1995 Small Softcover. Vividly imagining the second coming and capture of Christ during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, this parable recounted in The Brothers Karamazov is a profound, nuanced exploration of faith, suffering, human nature and free will. View more info

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Crime and Punishment

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2011

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280928

ISBN: 1435131827

Condition: Near Fine


2011 Full-Leather. 551, [3] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Cover art by Jessica Hische, cover design by Jo Obarowski, book design by Patrice Kaplan, marbled pattern by Cockerell. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who ... View more info

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Three Short Novels: Notes from Underground; Poor People; The Friend of the Family

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Dell: 1960

Seller ID: 2297834

Condition: Good


Pages lightly toned. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. Contains the full texts of three famous novels by the famed Russian existentialist. View more info

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Crime & Punishment

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1938

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283687

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase and Sandglass insert Number 6BR. Sandglass a bit toned, two tiny surface tears on rear slipcase panel. 1938 Hard Cover. 484 pp. Tall 8vo. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Beautiful wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Original red cloth gilt titles and design. A desperate young man plans the perfect crime—the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law—if it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of t... View more info

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Twenty Years After (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Dumas, Alexandre; Coward, David

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Oxford: 1998

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2287717

ISBN: 0192838431

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. A very nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. xxv, 845 pp. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Coward. Two decades have passed since the famous swordsmen triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady in The Three Musketeers. Time has weakened their resolve, and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and strategems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of h... View more info

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The Overcoat and the Nose (Penguin 60s)

By: Gogol, Nikolai; Wilks, Ronald (Translator)

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2267100

ISBN: 0146001141

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1995 Small Softcover. 89 pp. It is the story of a sincere young clerk who makes great sacrifices to attain an ?overcoat? of untold value and power. Representing the mighty bureaucracy, Akaky dies of a broken heart when his beloved smart coat is stolen. The story takes an interesting turn when he returns for his coat from the buyer. This story symbolizes the reprisal of lower class against the dominance of the ruling class. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852) was a Russian writer of Ukrainian ethnicity and birth. Often called the “father of modern Russia... View more info

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Russian Modernism: The Transfiguration of the Everyday (Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature)

By: Hutchings, Stephen C.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289554

ISBN: 0521580099

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Brenda, to whom this book owes so much! Best wishes, Steve Hutchings'). Jacket lightly rubbed. 1997 Hard Cover. 316 pp. This book interprets the baffling complex of meanings attached by Russian culture to the concept of everyday life, or byt, and assesses its impact on Russian modernist narrative. Drawing on modern literary theory and theology, Stephen C. Hutchings argues that byt emerged from a dialogue between two aesthetic systems, one predominant in Western Catholic and Protestant cultures, the other reflected in Orthodox... View more info

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That Boy Nikolka: And Other Tales of Soviet Children

By: Kennell, Ruth E.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Russian War Relief, Inc.: 1945

Seller ID: 2204984

Condition: Very Good


Two inch closed tear to front wrapper and to rear wrapper, wrappers faintly foxed. 1945 Stapled Binding. 67 pp. We hope that every boy and girl who reads these fine stories will have a better understanding of, and a more friendly feeling toward, the boys and girls of the Soviet Union, because understanding between our own American children and the Soviet children is one of the soundest guarantees of the future peace of the world. View more info

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The Twenty-Four Ivans: A Russian Folk Tale

By: Livingston, George

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Pied Piper Books: 1946

Seller ID: 2205354

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, edges rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Illustrated by George Livingston. A classic Russian Folk Tale with beautiful illustrations. View more info

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Dostoevsky: His Life and Work

By: Mochulsky, Konstantin; Minihan, Michael A.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1973

Seller ID: 2276973

ISBN: 0691012997

Condition: Good


Spine creased, a few light creases to wrappers, one inch closed tear to rear wrapper, ink name on half-title page, faint stain to page ridge, faint odor of smoke. 1973 Trade Paperback. xxii, 687 pp. Konstantin Mochulsky's critical biography is, in the words of George Gibian, the best single work in any language about Dostoevsky's work as a whole. Through its close and insightful analysis of individual writings, relating them to his personal life and fortunes, it provides a sustained account of Dostoevsky's evolution as a novelist. Already established as a modern classic in the original Russian... View more info

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Saints and Revolutionaries: The Ascetic Hero in Russian Literature (Studies of the Harriman Institute Series)

By: Morris, Marcia A.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293313

ISBN: 0791413004

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. 1993 Trade Paperback. x, 256 pp. An examination of literary works spanning more than seven centuries, this volume studies the ascetic hero and asceticism, exploring the elusive interplay between religion, politics, and belles lettres in Russia. The first part palces works including the thirteenth-century Kievan Crypt Patericon and Life of Avraamii Smolenskii, Epifanii's Life of Sergii Radonezhskii, and other lives written in the north of Russia, in the context of crucial religious doctrines such as apocalypticism and deification. The author shows how Old Russian liter... View more info

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Mary

By: Nabakov, Vladimir

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Vintage: 1989

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2301759

ISBN: 0679726209

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Faint edge wear. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Mary is a gripping tale of youth, first love, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel. In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a vigorous young officer poised between his past and his future, relives his first love affair. His memories of Mary are suffused with the freshness of youth and the idyllic ambience of pre-revolutionary Russia. In stark contrast is the decidedly unappealing boarder living in the room next to Ganin's, who, he discove... View more info

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The Gift

By: Nabakov, Vladimir

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Vintage: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2301760

ISBN: 0679727256

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native Russian and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career. It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others in the course of its narrative: the story of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished émigré poet living in Berlin, who dreams of the book he will someday write--a book very much like The Gift itself. View more info

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Pnin

By: Nabokov, Vladimir

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Bard Books / Avon: 1969

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2299303

ISBN: 0380509067

Condition: Good


8th printing. Faintly toned. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. A college professor from Russia must adapt to his new home in America. View more info

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Glory

By: Nabokov, Vladimir; Nabokov, Dmitri

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2156537

ISBN: 0070457336

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Personal copy of Rochester journalist Henry W. Clune, with his name & address on front endpaper, and ink underlining & notations to some pages, jacket price crossed out. Very Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 205 pp. A novel by the author of Ada, Lolita, and Pale Fire, originally published in Russian in 1932 under the title Podvig. Translated into English here for the first time by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov. Despite seven nominations for the National Book Award for fiction, Nabokov never won the honor. Though he originally wrote in Russian, he later took to writing in English, a... View more info

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Invitation to a Beheading

By: Nabokov, Vladimir; Navokov, Dmitri

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Vintage International: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285636

ISBN: 0679725318

Condition: Near Fine


Light crease. 1989 Trade Paperback. 223 pp. Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for gnostical turpitude, an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical jailers, an executioner who masquerades as a fellow prisoner, and by his in-laws, who lug their furniture with them into his cell. When Cincinnatus is led out to be executed, he simply wills his executione... View more info

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A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow

By: Radishchev, A.N.; Wiener, Leo; Thaler, Roderick Page

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1966

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2285403

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. One inch tear to jacket spine head and to jacket spine base previously mended with tape on rear side of jacket. 1966 Hard Cover. 286 pp. Journey From Petersburg to Moscow (in Russian: ??????????? ?? ?????????? ? ??????), published in 1790, was the most famous work by the Russian writer Aleksander Nikolayevich Radishchev. The work, often described as a Russian Uncle Tom's Cabin, is a polemical study of the problems in the Russia of Catherine the Great: serfdom, the powers of the nobility, the issues in government and governance, social structure and personal freedom and liberty... View more info

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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, I-VII, in Three Volumes

By: Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.; Whitney, Thomas P.; Willetts, Harry

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1974

Seller ID: 2303460

Condition: Near Fine


First editions of Volume I and Volume III. Volume II is BCE. Two inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel of volume I. Volume II jacket lightly rubbed. General light wear to volume III jacket. Page ridges of all three volumes very lightly foxed. 1974 Hard Cover. Three volume set. Volume I: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, I-II. Volume II: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, III-IV (The Destructive-Labor Camps; The Soul and Barbed Wire). Volume III: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, V-VII (Katorga; Exile; Stalin Is No More). The Gulag Archipelago: An Experiment in Lite... View more info

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August 1914

By: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander [Aleksandr I.]; Glenny, Michael

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199851

ISBN: 0374106843

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket price clipped, jacket lightly toned. 1972 Hard Cover. 622 pp. 8vo. Translated by Michael Glenny. Original red cloth hardcover binding with gold lettering, maps on endpapers, portrait of author by Karl W. Stuecklen on dust jacket rear. In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history. The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up... View more info