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Fever and Other New Poems

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

Price: $20.00

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

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... View more info

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The Zero Train

By: Buida, Yuri; Ready, Oliver (Translator)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dedalus: 2001

Seller ID: 1532935

Condition: Very Good


2001 Trade Paperback. 135 pp. Erotic, brutal, mysterious and moving, The Zero Train takes place at a lonely Soviet railway settlement run by the secret police. Employees suspect something sinister about the unknown cargo of a sealed 100-car train; they become increasingly obsessed with the provenance of the Zero Train. The denoument leads to madness and murder. The Zero Train is also a dense web of symbols examining the nature of life lived in the service of an ideal nei... View more info

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The Black Monk & Other Stories (Continental Classics)

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Alan Sutton: 1985

Seller ID: 1530017

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on back cover, ink name on front flyleaf. 1985 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January [O.S. 17 January] 1860 – 15 July [O.S. 2 July] 1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are h... View more info

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Lady with Lapdog and Other Stories

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201554

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 ... View more info

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Anton Chekhov: Greatest Plays

By: Chekhov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta

Price: $15.00

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

Publisher: Willem A. Meeuws: 1976

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1291610

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed & signed by author. Association copy -- from the working library of Professor Brenda Meehan, fellow expert on Russian studies. Light wear. 1976 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Memoirs of A.T. Bolotov and Russian Literary History; Continuity and Change in the Russian Ode; Fedor Emin and the Beginnings of the Russian Novel; A Trojan Horse within the Walls of Classicism: Russian Classicism and The National Specific; Radishchev's Polemic Against Sentim... View more info

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Notes From Underground and The Grand Inquisitor

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Price: $4.00

Publisher: E. P. Dutton: 1960

Seller ID: 2274287

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers rubbed, owner bookplate. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. Includes the full text of Notes of Underground, as well as the famous Grand Inquisitor scene from his Brothers Karamazov. View more info

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Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1998

Seller ID: 2274932

ISBN: 0199209367

Condition: Good


Edge wear. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The classic tale of a man who gets away with murder only to be consumed by guilt. View more info

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Crime & Punishment (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance; Irving, Laurence

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Seller ID: 2275779

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffs along edges, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1980 Full-Leather. 484 pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. 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 penetrat... View more info

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The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts with Epilogue

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Pevear, Richard; Volokhonsky, Larissa

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 2002

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1937050

ISBN: 0374528373

Condition: Fine


Reissue. Brand new from publisher. 2002 Trade Paperback. xx, 796 pp. The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoyevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication. The Brothers... View more info

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Buried Alive; or, Ten Years of Penal Servitude in Siberia [Later Published as The House of the Dead]

By: Dostoyeffsky, Fedor [Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Dostoyevsky, Feodor]; von Thilo, Marie

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199233

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Two faint discolorations on front board, corners rubbed, spine a bit toned, 1 inch surface tear to top corner of front paste-down, free endpapers removed (these can be replaced by our binder at no additional cost, but we prefer to leave that decision up to the buyer). 1881 Hard Cover. 361, [3] pp. Two pages of ads follow text. 8vo. Translated from the Russian by Marie von Thilo. The first of Dostoevsky's novels to be translated into English. The ... View more info

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The Insulted and Humiliated (Classics of Russian Literature)

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor [Dostoevsky]; Shartse, Olga; Felix, Vallotton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2155399

Condition: Very Good


Rear hinge just starting, spine leans forward, board edges toned & lightly rubbed. 458, [1] pp. 8vo. An English translation of the novel by the author of Crime & Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. Includes woodcut illustrations. View more info

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The House of the Dead (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 2004

Seller ID: 2276221

ISBN: 0486434095

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front flyleaf, pages very faintly toned, very faint odor of smoke. 2004 Mass Market Paperback. v, 247 pp. Accused of political subversion as a young man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp — a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to ten years of servitude for murdering his wife. As with a number of the author's other works, this profo... View more info

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The Way of the Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way (Mystical Classics of the World)

By: French, R.M.; Smith, Huston

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club: 1998

Seller ID: 2268472

ISBN: 096505988X

Condition: Near Fine


Top page corners very lightly bumped. 1998 Trade Paperback. xvii, 223 pp. Translated by R.M. French. Introduction by Huston Smith. Written in the 19th century by an anonymous Russian pilgrim and translated from the Russian by R.M. French, this little book has become a spiritual classic on the Jesus Prayer. Filled with insights on how to maintain a prayerful presence in the face of predicaments, adventures and calamities, it was preserved for posterity by the pilgrim's sp... View more info

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The Overcoat and the Nose (Penguin 60s)

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

Price: $4.00

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... View more info

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My Apprenticeship; My Universities (Soviet Authors Library)

By: Gorky, Maxim; Wettlin, Margaret (Translator)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers:

Seller ID: 1808207

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket faintly toned. 485 pp. No copyright date, circa 1970. Two of Gorky's works in one volume, translated from the original Russian by Margaret Wettlin. Includes quite a few illustrations by Soviet artist Boris Dekhterev. View more info

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A Handbook for Archival Research in the USSR

By: Grimsted, Patricia Kennedy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies: 1989

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1296295

ISBN: 9999960065

Condition: Near Fine


Signed & inscribed by author. Light wear. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. CONTENTS: Archival Administration and the State Archival Fund; The State Archival Fund; The State Agency for Archival Administration; The Organization and the Administration; Arrangement an Description of Archival Materials; Soviet Archival Arrangement; Soviet Archival Description; Access to Archival Materials; Archival Functions and State Service; Research Acces... View more info

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Russian Writers and Society 1825-1904

By: Hingley, Ronald

Price: $3.00

Publisher: McGraw Hill: 1977

Seller ID: 1539571

Condition: Very Good


1977 Trade Paperback. 260 pp. Insight into the social environment of the great Russian writers. View more info

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

By: Hutchings, Stephen C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 1294859

Condition: Near Fine


Excellent copy in original dust jacket.Near Fine. 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 ... View more info

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A Perfect Pork Stew

By: Johnson, Paul Brett

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Orchard Books: 1998

Seller ID: 2206065

Condition: Very Good


Address label to front paste-down endpaper, pocket to rear paste-down endpaper.Ink mark to jacket front, rear jacket flap creased, jacket lightly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. When Ivan the Fool meets Baba Yaga, the witch of Russian folklore fame, on a day that has begun badly for her, he outwits her by making dirt soup, getting a fine, fat pig in the bargain.KEYWORDS: PAUL BRETT JOHNSON PERFECT PORK STEW CHILDREN IVAN THE FOOL BABA YAGA RUSSIA RUSSIAN FOLKLORE MY... View more info

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The Polish Formalist School and Russian Formalism

By: Karcz, Andrej

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Rochester Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1735388

ISBN: 1580461107

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. 203 pp. 8vo. This study looks closely at the changes taking place in Polish literary scholarship at the turn of the century, and focuses on the work of the founder of Polish Formalism, Kazimierz Woycicki and the other main theoreticians and practitioners of this School. While presenting a comparative and contrasting approach to Polish and Russian Formalism, the study concentrates on how the ideas of the Russian Formalists were accepted and... View more info

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That Boy Nikolka: And Other Tales of Soviet Children

By: Kennell, Ruth E.

Price: $10.00

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.KEYWORDS: RUTH KENNELL THAT BOY NIKOLKA TA... View more info

Lines of Fate: A Novel

By: Kharitonou, Mark; Goscilo, Helena (Translator)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New Press: 1996

Seller ID: 1538302

ISBN: 1565842308

Condition: Very Good


Review laid in. Includes original jacket. Ink marks on only a couple pages.Very Good. 1996 Hard Cover. 332 pp. Winner of the first Russian Booker Prize, Lines of Fate is an unexpected and extraordinary philosophical mystery novel populated with artists, criminals, and drug addicts. Lines of Fate is also a profound meditation on Russia's past and the crippling effects of Soviet power on the Russian psyche. View more info

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Sleeper at Harvest Time

By: Laynin, Leonid; Bromfiel, Andrew (Translator)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Zephyr Press: 1994

Seller ID: 1291627

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 1994 Trade Paperback. Written in an incantatory style, the novel traverses the entire history of Russia, from its violent conversion to Christianity on to the 21st century where people are segregated according to blood type. View more info

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The Twenty-Four Ivans: A Russian Folk Tale

By: Livingston, George

Price: $20.00

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.KEYWORDS: GEORGE LIVINGSTON TWENTY-FOUR TWENTY FOUR 24 IVANS RUSSIAN RUSSIA FOLK TALE CHILDREN VINTAGE View more info

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Once Upon the River Love

By: Makine, Andrei; Strachan, Geoffrey (Translator)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Arcade Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1538575

ISBN: 1559704381

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket.Near Fine. 1998 Hard Cover. 256 pp. The first of Makine's works to be translated into English. After taking the Trans-Siberian train to Leningrad to see a film starring the French matinee idol, Jean-Paul Belmondo, three teenaged boys from a remote part of Russia dream of love, adventure, and another world. View more info

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Russia in the Intellectual Life of Eighteenth-Century France

By: Mohrenschildt, Dimitri S. Von

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Octagon Books: 1972

Seller ID: 1293362

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. 1972 Hard Cover. The aim of this work is to determine the nature and extent of Russian influence in France during the eighteenth century. The first part deals with the direct relations between eighteenth-century French and Russian society; the second, with the role of Russia in the historical, political and imaginative literature of France. 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

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538595

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Lightly rubbed. 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 R... View more info

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Lolita

By: Nabokov, Vladimir

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1989

Seller ID: 2262812

ISBN: 0679723161

Condition: Good


Occasional underlining and marginalia. 1989 Trade Paperback. Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as ... View more info