Literature

$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

$29.95
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...

$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...

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