This reader for intermediate-advanced students is drawn from the "juicy" material of tabloid journalism; subjects range from the incredible and ridiculous to the horrendous and outrageous. The language is highly provocative, peppered with social stereotypes, and frequently characterized by "tongue-in-cheek" understatement. It abounds in quips and expressions which are representative of the everyday banter of relaxed conversation. Students of Russian...
Advanced Russian is intended for students who have had at least two full years of Russian, and can be used in third, fourth, or fifth-year classes. Its strongest features are good, colloquial Russian, solid, up-to-date grammatical analysis, considerable cultural information, and a wealth of varied exercises. The book is divided into twelve lessons, each consisting of Text, Comments, Analysis, and...
This innovative suite of instructional material for advanced students of Russian is aimed at fostering their transition from slow, controlled speech to native-like fluency. The driving methodology is lexicalist-oriented, implying an emphasis on the situated internalization of vocabulary, so that grammar skills develop naturally with the repeated use of particular words and phrases in combination. The textbook centers around authentic...
Almost 15 years have passed since what is still known in Russia as "the collapse of communism." This second volume of essays by prominent scholars examines the effect of the "archival revolution" and the post-Soviet methodological flux on various subfields of Russian and Soviet history from a variety of viewpoints-Russian, American, and European. In addition to the traditional chronological subdivisions...
The purpose of the present collection is to underscore the vital role that parody, satire and intertextuality have played historically and continue to play in Russian literature and culture. Not intended as a comprehensive treatment, Against the Grain instead incorporates essays that treat specific writers and works and selected themes. For that reason and because of limitations of space, the...
There are many fine works that offer harrowing accounts of the fate of Stalin's innocent victims. This book is different. Agnessa was the beautiful, strong-willed, frivolous, and loving wife of a regional boss of Stalin's secret police who shut her eyes to the murderous activities of her husband. She offers a unique account of what it was like to be...
Agreement in Contemporary Standard Russian was a tremendous book for its time. It provides a host of sensible descriptive generalizations about difficult cases of agreement for gender and number, and the statistical surveys that have been published in Russia and the Soviet Union in more recent years generally confirm the validity of Crockett’s earlier, more intuitive generalizations.
Slavica would like...
This study is chiefly concerned with the organization of the Italian Poems into a coherent meaningful structure. It demonstrates how the very order of the poems was determined by a conception of evolution which paralleled that of Blok's total oeuvre. Studied in this way, there emerges from the cycle a pattern charged with meaning and grounded in much larger issues...
Aleksander Blok: The Tragedy of Two Truths (guest lecture) 7
The Lonely Vision of Alexander Blok (Blok's Vowel Fugue Revisited) 9
Some Reminiscences in Blok: Vampirism and Its Antecedents 25
John E. Bowlt:
Here and There: The Question of Space in Blok's Poetry 43
Anna Lisa Crone:
Blok's "Venecija" and Molnii iskusstva as Inspiration to Mandel'shtam:...
One cannot approach Aleksandr Blok's poetry without asking some fundamental questions about the lyric cycle. Why did Blok organize virtually his entire lyric output into cycles? What information (if any) was he able to encode in the cycle that would have been absent otherwise? What need was there for him to create a cyclic construct unprecedented in Russian poetry --...
Papers from an international conference on Aleksej Remizov, held at Amherst, Mass in 1985.
Contents Greta N. Slobin
Neizvestnyi pisatel' Remizov 13
Translating Remizov 19
Literaturnaia Maska Alekseia Remizova 25
Volwebnaia skazka v knige A. Remizova Iveren 41
Petersburg Dreams 51
Peter Ulf Moller
Some Observations on Remizov's Humor 113
Remizovskie pis'mena 121...
"Alexander Lipson himself and A Russian Course are part of the history of American Slavistics, which In Memoriam continues into many areas of current interest. Besides the expected literary, linguistic and pedagogical issues, it touches on nationalism, the environment, women's studies, sexuality and myth, and living folklore. Together, they add up to lasting contributions and a fitting memorial." (SEEJ) John...
New York University Slavic Papers Volume III The papers are representative of diversified methods of literary analysis and are concerned with a number of literary problems, including rhyme, genre, grammatical structure, as well as semiotic and mythological aspects of literature.
O "Stikhakh, sochinennykh noch'iu vo vremia bessonnitsy" 1
Walter N. Vickery:
"Stambul gjaury nynce slavjat" 11
Originally a publication of the NYU Press Part I: Pushkin's Poetry: Roman Jakobson: Stikhi Pushkina o deve-statue, vakkhanke i smirennitse; Vadim Liapunov: Mnemosyne and Lethe: Pushkin's "Vospominanie"; Riccardo Picchio: Dante and J. Malfilatre as Literary sources of Tat'jana's Erotic Dream; Elisabeth Stenbock-Fermor: French Medieval Poetry as a Source of Inspiration for Pushkin; Walter Vickery: "Arion": An Example of Post-Decembrist Semantics;...
Contents: Joachim T. Baer: Mixail Kuzmin's Lesok: A Rococo Work in the Twentieth Century 7 Robert L. Belknap: Memory in The Brothers Karamazov 24 G. Koolemans Beynen: The Slavic Animal Language Tales 42 Leon T. Blaszczyk: The Mickiewicz Generation and The Classical Heritage: A Contribution to the Study of Polish Neo-Humanism 48 Evelyn Bristol: Romanticism and Naturalism in the Works of the Russian Futurists 82...
Directions of Morphophonemic Change in Balkan Slavic: The Accentuation of the Present Tense 9
A Comparative Sketch of Certain Anaphoric Processes in Russian and English 51
Catherine V. Chvany
On `Definiteness' in Bulgarian, English and Russian 71
Names with Stems ending in zhl-ch in Old Russian 93
Michael S. Flier
The Alternation l-v in East Slavic 99...
Simmetricheskoe raspolozhenie epizodov odnoj redakcii "Žitija Sergija Radonezhskogo" 7
Joachim T. Baer
Symbolism and Stylized Prose in Russia and Poland: V. Brjusov's Ognennyj angel and W. Berent's Zywe kamienie 19
Sjuzhet, praktika i teorija 39
G. Koolemans Beynen
The Slavic Oedipus Legends 47
Mikrokul'tury Drevnej Rusi i ix mezhdunarodnye svjazi (Opyt opredelnija mestnyx raznovidnostej odnoj kul'turno-semioticheskoj modeli...
Leskov Versus Flaubert as Connoisseur of a Medieval Narrative Pattern Closely Associated with Hagiography 7
The Russian Variant of the Slavic 5 + 5 Lyric Folk Meter 19
The Mother's Hold: Case Studies from Russian and Homeric Epic 35
Robert L. Belknap
The Assembly of Literary Plots 53
Slavic "Esperanto" for Slavic Solidarity: Visions of...
The Accentuation of Neuter Nouns in Balkan Slavic 7
Changes in Markedness of Verbal Categories in Two South Slavic Languages 35
The Genealogical and Typological Classification of Old Church Slavonic 45
Catherine V. Chvany
Distance, Deixis and Discreteness in Bulgarian and English Verb Morphology 69
Michael S. Flier
Morphophonemic Consequences of the Development of Tense Jers in...
Where was the Center of the Moravian State?
The Avant-Garde in Russia and the West
Unheard Music: Literary Refrains in the Film A Forgotten Melody for the Flute
Andrew R. Durkin
The Generic Context of Rural Prose: Turgenev and the Pastoral Tradition
Stylistic and Syntactic Innovation in Slavic Prose of the Early...
Part I: Literature
CAROL J. AVINS
Jewish Ritual and Soviet Context in Two Stories of Isaac Babel 11
Reflections of Contemporary Russian Society, Culture, and Values in Iurii Mamin's Film, Window to Paris 21
EDITH W. CLOWES
Zakhoder vs. Disney: Two Cartoon Adaptations of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, or American Popular Culture in Post-Soviet Russia and the Question...
CHRISTINA Y. BETHIN: Prosodic Effects in Czech Morphology 9
STEPHEN M. DICKEY AND JULIE HUTCHESON: Delimitative Verbs in Russian, Czech and Slavic 23
EVA ECKERT: Life of a Language in Emigration: Taking the National Revival a Step Further, from the Czech Lands to Texas 37
MASAKO U. FIDLER: A Pragmatic Feature of [Nonserious] and Power in Czech 51
MICHAEL S. FLIER: Innovation in...
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...
Contents Ronelle Alexander
Rhythmic Structure Constituents and Clitic Placement in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian 1
Christina Y. Bethin
On Quantity Dissimilation in East Slavic 21
Daniel E. Collins
Purging Greek in the Legend of Salonica: A Medieval Slavic Myth of Language 39
The New Ukrainian Standard Language of 1798: Tradition vs. Innovation 59
A Folk Classification of Polish Emotions: Evidence from...
Contents Sharon Lubkemann Allen
Navigating Past/Present: Modes of Mapping Cultural Memory in Post-Modern Russian and Luso-Brazilian Fiction 1
Todd Patrick Armstrong
“Training for Brightness” in Hanna Krall’s Sublokatorka: Polish and Jewish Identities in Post-War Poland 25
Julian W. Connolly
The Middle Way: Berberova between Bunin and Nabokov 41
Sibelan E. S. Forrester
Mother as Forebear: How Lidiia Chukovskaia’s Sof´ia Petrovna Rewrites Maksim Gor´kii’s...
The 2013 volume of American contributions to the quintennial series of international congresses bringing together the world's Slavists provides a representative sampling of current trends in Slavic literature, linguistics, and philology as practiced in the United States.
From the Brown University Slavic Reprint Series: "Analysis, Style and Atmosphere: on the Novels of Count L.N. Tolstoy" contains-in addition to the full (Moscow, 1912) version of Leontiev's study-Vasily Rozanov's 1911 (St. Petersburg) essay on Leontiev, Neuznanny fenomen ("An Unrecognized Phenomenon"), and an introduction by Donald Fanger, Director, Slavic Division, Department of Modern Languages, Stanford University
UCLA Slavic Studies no. 6
A group of connected essays which study the phenomenon in both its diachronic and synchronic states.
2. The Anaphoric Pronoun Genitive-Accusative
3. Other Pronouns
4. The Genitive-Accusative in the History of Noun and Adjective Declension
5. Conditions on the Genitive-Accusative: Correlations with Case Marking
6. Animacy: The Genitive-Accusative in Russian Gender Bibliography:...
This is the first of three volumes which comprise a set of Anna Lisa Crone's Collected Writings. Volume 1 collects her solo writings on Russian poetry, including an excerpt from her monograph on Gavrila Deržavin.
Anna Lisa Crone had a 30-year career as a scholar and teacher of Russian literature, mentoring dozens of graduate and undergraduate students at the...
The second volume of Anna Lisa Crone’s Collected Writings collects her work on Russian philosophical literature, above all on Vasilij Rozanov, reprinting inter alia her long-out-of-print 1978 monograph based on her Harvard Ph.D. dissertation.
Anna Lisa Crone had a 30-year career as a scholar and teacher of Russian literature, mentoring dozens of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of...
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...
Over the centuries Bulgaria has been many things: a brilliant medieval empire (even two!), an abject, all-but-forgotten Ottoman province, a struggling kingdom, a docile satellite and now a democratic member of NATO ad a new member in the European Union as of 2007. Its writers have enormously rich material with which to work in chronicling their national life, and their...
As a result of the slow dissolution and then violent collapse of the Yugoslav federation, the individualities of its literary traditions have come to the fore once again. This anthology, featuring excerpts from the works of 66 writers, spans 10 centuries of Croatian literature. With its overview of Croatian literary history, explanatory footnotes, and brief biographical sketches for each author,...
Contains translations of the works of a variety of medieval Serbian writers with notes and text sources, an introductory essay on medieval Serbian literature, a note on the language, a short bibliography and 8 photographs. "The book is well conceived and contains a wealth of information. The authors, although not native speakers of English, have succeeded in translating the texts...
Serbian literature is a branch of the large tree that grew on the rocky and often bloody Balkan Peninsula during the last millennium. Its initial impulse came from the introduction of Christianity in the ninth century among the pagan Slavic tribes, which had descended from the common-Slavic lands in Eastern Europe. The first written document, the beautifully ornamented Miroslav Gospel,...
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...
Vassily Aksenov is generally recognized as one of the most prominent and important writers of the post-Stalinist period in Russian literature. He started the revival of experimentation in artistic technique after thirty years of the mandatory, but barren, style of Socialist Realism. He is perhaps the most significant heir of the Gogolian tradition in contemporary Russian literature. His phantasmagoric fiction...
This book, a linguist's reassessment of early European Jewish history, will be of interest to anyone who has ever wondered how the Jewish people, lacking their own territorial base and living as a minority among often hostile non-Jewish peoples over the four corners of the globe, succeeded in preserving a separate identity for close to two thousand years. The book...
The study of complementation and complementizers has been an area of great interest for syntactic theory in recent years. This book presents a description of complementation in Bulgarian, with particular emphasis on questions and relative clauses (the so-called WH constructions) and their interaction with the set of clause-introducing words known as complementizers. WH constructions and clauses containing complementizers have been...
This volume presents an analysis of clause structure in Bulgarian, with special focus on several interrelated areas: complementizers and complementation, wh-movement constructions including a variety of relative and interrogative clauses, and the structure of the left periphery of the clause including topic, focus, and dislocation positions. The basic proposal consists of a partially nonconfigurational, V-initial S constituent, with functional projections...
Foreword by R. C. Elwood 5
Editorial Board 6
Introduction by Arnold McMillin 7
Ewa M. Thompson
V. B. Shklovskii and the Russian Intellectual Tradition 11
J. J. van Baak
On the "Inconclusiveness" of World-Pictures in Russian Avant-Garde Prose 22
Efraim Sicher The "Color" of Judaism: Timespace Oppositions in the Synaesthesia of Osip Mandel'shtam's Shum vremeni 31
R. L. Busch
The Contexts of Bulgakov's Master...
The essays collected in these two volumes deal with various aspects of the controversies surrounding the use and codification of literary languages from the medieval period to the present. Volume I, Contents: Riccardo Picchio: Guidelines for a Comparative Study of the Language Question Among the Slavs; Robert Mathiesen: The Church Slavonic Language Question: An Overview (IX-XX Centuries); Harvey Goldblatt: The...
Letter from James H. Billington 13
Letter from Strobe Talbott 15
A Bibliography of the Publications by Charles A. Moser 77
Charles Moser: Translations of Russian and Bulgarian Poetry 27
ALEXANDER M. SCHENKER
The Trinitarian Symbolism in Vita Methodii 43
Derzhavin's Secular Dilogy 51
DAVID M. BETHEA
Pushkin's Pretenders: From the Poet in Society to the Poet in History 61