Literature

$29.95
978-0-89357-476-5
viii + 234
2019

A bear self-begets in an ordinary Russian family’s bathroom, Pushkin accidentally survives his duel with d’Anthès, and the ill-fated family of a small boy born in prerevolutionary Russia stumbles through the 20th century all the way into the 21st, where the not-so-distant past is faded in the minds of the newest generations. But does that make the past irrelevant? Three...

Talasbek Asemkulov, translated by Shelley Fairweather-Vega

$29.95
978-0-89357-500-7
ix + 209
2019

 

 


 

“He could not have said exactly what he was hearing. A baby’s sweet babbling? A hesitant declaration of love? He does not know. But the sound moves him as if he might discover in it something eternally important, something unlike he has ever known before, something that is, at the same time, hazily familiar. When the...

$24.95
978-0-89357-051-4
210
1978

The so-called "superflous man" plays an important role in many major works of Russian literature, including those of Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy, Doestoevsky, Chekhov, and Pasternak. Chances analyzes the broad cultural and literary implications of the term, shedding new light on our understanding of nineteenth- and twentieth- century Russian literature in terms of conformity and non-conformity. She places the superflous man...

By Aleksander Wat, Translated by Frank L. Vigoda, Edited and with and Introduction by Gwido Zlatkes

$44.95
978-0-89357-492-5
xiv + 435
2018

Aleksander Wat. This extraordinary poet can be seen against the background of three periods of the 20th century. Born in 1900 to a Jewish merchant family in Warsaw, he became an anarchist and futurist, edited a communist journal, and was imprisoned by the Polish police. At the beginning of WWII he was arrested by the Soviets and spent several years...

$44.95
978-0-89357-472-7
xvii+486
2018

Hilary Bird’s Introduction to Estonian Literature is truly a pioneering work, and a welcome contribution for anyone with an interest in the lively and flourishing literature of this small but culturally vibrant country. Ms. Bird’s coverage is not merely of the modern writers, some of whose work is available in English translation, but also of literature in the Estonian language...

Yevsey Tseytlin, translated by Alexander Rojavin

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978-0-89357-475-8
207
2018

Yevsey Tseytlin’s Long Conversations in Anticipation of a Joyous Death  came about as the result of an unusual experiment. The subject of this book is unusual and deceptively simple: two authors, one young, one old and ailing, maintain a conversation over a period of five years. The setting is the city Vilnius—known before World War II as the “Jerusalem of...

by Bohumil Hrabal, Translated by Timothy West

$19.95
978-089357-480-2
i-x + 109
2018

“Some texts, after I’ve written them, have woken me up in the night so that I break out in a sweat and jump out of bed.” With this confession Bohumil Hrabal concludes Murder Ballads and Other Legends, a genre-bending collection of stories published at the height of the legendary author’s fame in the 1960s. Decades after escaping the Nazis as...

$24.95
978-0-89357-466-6
xiii + 185
2017

 

"There are stories that could have taken place anywhere - of love and hate, beauty and ugliness, illness and music - stories distinctly and intriguingly Slovak..."

 


 

Into the Spotlight features the best of what Slovak literature has to offer today. The sixteen authors presented here have all been shortlisted for, and many have won, some of...

OUT OF PRINT
978-0-89357-129-0
232
1985

One of the most creative and versatile of Slovak authors, Jozef Cíger-Hronský (1896 Zvolen- 1960 Buenos Aires) was "rehabilitated" during the Czechoslovak Spring but is scarcely known in English, though he is one of the originators of Slovak lyrical prose and, according to Alexander Matuška!!!, he is the only modern Slovak writer whose truly excellent works number not one/two but...

$34.95
978-0-89357-455-0
ix + 235
2016

The third volume of Anna Lisa Crone’s Collected Writings includes works which did not fit neatly into the thematics of the first two volumes. It features four outstanding jointly-authored works (among them a chapter from the book My Petersburg, Myself), as well as her previously unpublished 1969 Harvard M.A. thesis on Gončarov.

Anna Lisa Crone had a 30-year career...

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