Literature

Myroslava T. Znayenko

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221
2016

Gods of the Ancient Slavs when it was published provided a valuable and comprehensive review of the literature on Slavic mythology, with extensive notes and bibliography, making it a superlative springboard for further research and interpretation in this interdisciplinary crossroads of Slavic history and philology. In granting permission to post this scanned version of the text, the author expressed the...

By Valentin Rasputin, Translated by Margaret Winchell

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978-0-89357-454-3
286
2016
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For more about Ivan's Daughter, read our interview with translator Margaret Winchell. 


As E. L. Doctorow noted, “The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.” Understanding present-day Russia requires a grasp of the country’s history. While the facts may be plain, what life was actually like for the citizens of...

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288
2016

Unlike the other titles we are releasing as part of this jubilee series, Ol’ga Freidenberg’s Works and Days is not out of print, so if you want to own the printed book, don’t hesitate to order it. However, the book has never been distributed widely in Russia, where its primary readership is actually located, so this seemed like an...

By Boris Poplavsky, Translated by John Kopper

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978-0-89357-453-6
xxvi + 172
2015
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This is the first title in Slavica's new imprint, Three String Books. Three String Books is an imprint of Slavica Publishers devoted to translations of literary works and belles-lettres from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and the other successor states of the former Soviet Union. Apollon Bezobrazov is a novel by a “recovered Surrealist.” Making an uncharacteristic detour into prose...

$39.95
978-0-89357-452-9
x + 394
2015
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Over his distinguished career, Barry Scherr has contributed prolifically and insightfully to Russian literary scholarship. His work is remarkable both for its depth and its breadth. His book on Russian poetry covered the entire verse tradition and placed him at the forefront of scholarship on Russian poetics. In the decades since that book appeared, he has continued to explore questions...

$34.95
978-0-89357-311-9
212
2003
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Contents

ELLEN CHANCES: Tarkovskii's Film The Sacrifice and its Russian Liteary Roots     9

E.W. CLOWES: Berdiaev's Samopoznanie: Philosophical Autobiography as Creative Act     21

JULIAN W. CONNOLLY: Metamorphosis of a Dreamer: From Dostoevskii's "White Nights" to Nabokov's The Eye     31

JOSEPH L. CONRAD: Devils and Devilry in Chekhov's Vory     39

CRAIG CRAVENS: A Proliferation of Prolixity: The Multiple Narrators of Jaroslav Hašek's The Good Soldier...

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978-0-89357-444-4
xvi + 227
2015
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City of Memory brings together 122 poems written by 21 authors in the last quarter century. These writers draw upon the deep-rooted tradition of Polish literature established by poets like Kochanowski, Norwid, and Herbert, whose worldviews and aesthetics they often challenge. Experimenting with new verse forms and literary conventions, individual poets marvel at the beauty of the surrounding scenery, express...

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978-0-89357-445-1
xii + 228
2015
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An important part of Balkan folk literature, oral ballads of the Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina are part of the European tradition of ballads. One of the broad themes that one encounters repeatedly in Bosnian Muslim oral ballads is the stepping outside of boundaries by the protagonist. In order to protect his honor, to be faithful to his religion, or to be...

Nikolai Iakovlevich Danilevskii, Translated and Annotated by Stephen M. Woodburn

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978-0-89357-449-9
189
2015
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"Woodburn has done us a service by translating 'Woe to the Victors!' "


In the decade after Nikolai Danilevskii (1822–85) published Russia and Europe (1869), the book for which he is best known, international events focused public attention on his ideas. He had argued that Russia should stop trying to be part of Europe, because Slavic civilization had different...

Barry P. Scherr, James Bailey, and Vida T. Johnson, Eds.

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978-0-89357-407-9
425
2014
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During a distinguished academic career at Belgrade University, UCLA, and Harvard University, Kiril Taranovsky became extraordinarily influential for his contributions to verse theory and for studies devoted to Russian poets, especially those of the Silver Age. His statistical approach to versification led to fundamental findings that have become integral to the understanding of the nature and the history of rhythm...

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