This volume is a tribute to Theofanis G. Stavrou, Professor of Russian and Near Eastern History and Director of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Minnesota. A generous and penetrating scholar, as well as an award-winning teacher and mentor, Professor Stavrou is well known for his infectious enthusiasm for collaborative scholarship and wide-ranging expertise in Russian history and culture,...
Just as the key to Fedor Tjutchev’s life is his poetry, the key to his euphonious lyrics is sound. Tjutchev’s poetry demonstrates how he greatly extended the field of poetic sound form, much beyond the accomplishments of his predecessors. This study develops an original, functional approach to the structural role of assonance as expressed in his works. The functional approach...
Charles Halperin’s classic work of medieval Russian history, The Tatar Yoke, presented for the first time a comprehensive analysis of all major texts of Old Russian literature pertaining to Russo-Tatar relations. Halperin integrated the findings both of textologists and literary specialists about the history and evolution of the monuments and of orientalists about the Golden Horde. From these varied disciplinary...
The Russian Poet and Philosopher Josephine Pasternak (1900–93) published two collections of verse during her lifetime, and her philosophical treatise Indefinability was brought out posthumously in 1998. Josephine belonged to a famous Moscow Family: her older brother was the poet and novelist Boris Pasternak and her father Leonid was a well-known early 20th-century painter. She left Russia in 1921 to...
Since July 2004 Robert Rothstein has been writing about Polish language, literature and folklore for the Boston-based biweekly Biały Orzeł/White Eagle. Inspired by the calender, by items in the Polish press, by his experience learning and teaching the Polish language, by new acquisitions for his home library, by questions from readers and by serendipity, he has explored, among other things,...
Mirosław Żuławski. Opowieśći mojej żony/Tales of My Wife is a glossed reader containing 20 short stories by the late Polish writer and diplomat Mirosław Żulławski. Loosely connected to the nostalgia-enhanced but true history of a Polish family over four generations, first in the Przemyśl area under Austro-Hungary and eventually in Warsaw during and after World War II, each "tale" takes...
Thompson Bradley taught Russian language and literature at Swarthmore College from 1962 to 2001. He has had a tremendous and continuing influence on colleagues, friends, students, and comrades in political organizing and action. This Festschrift honors his passion and dedication with contributions from three disciplines that most concerned him: literature, history, and politics. In each case, they include both scholarship...
The Third Supplement to a Comprehensive Bibliography of Former Yugoslav Literature in English extends the project begun in 1976 with a preliminary volume-reprinted totally in 1984-and followed with the First Supplement in 1988 and the Second Supplement in 1992. The Third Supplement has added the word "Former" to Yugoslav Literature because of the political changes in the 1990s. This volume...
Most students who take Russian wonder about various aspects of its phonology and grammatical system, especially the idiosyncracies and intricacies that differ markedly from English. Many sense that a more orderly system must underlie the complex and often confusing system presented in beginning textbooks. Hart's book introduces students to Russian linguistics through a study of various topics in phonetics, phonology,...
Although Russian literary versification has been thoroughly investigated, Russian folk verse has been relatively little studied. Epic verse has received the most attention and has been compared with the Serbo-Croatian deseterac in an effort to derive a Common Slavic epic meter. The most widely accepted attitudes about Russian folk verse are that it shares no rhythmical features with literary meters,...
Among the many paradoxes in Tolstoy's thought and action there is the dichotomy between his tremendous authority as an artist and his supposedly inconsequential, wrong-headed views on aesthetics, expressed in the treatise What is Art? The conventional view is that for many complex and obscure reasons Tolstoy in his old age abandoned all his artistic accomplishments and all his understanding...
These short stories by Mikhail Zoshchenko, a classic of Soviet satire, were collected from various early editions. They include such gems as "Rodnye Liudi", "Seren'kii kozlik", "Bania," and other stories. No changes were made in the text. All idiomatic, elliptical, colloquial, or difficult phrases are explained in the footnotes. Standard literary equivalents are provided for all colloquial expressions. A glossary...
Often a single concept, or a polarity between opposing concepts, will provide the key to understanding a unique vision of social interaction, organizing many of a writer's perceptions around a central axis. An understanding of this central axis enables readers and critics to see the writer's work in clearer perspective. In the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky the concept of dominance...
A study of both the songs and the role that they play in the society which sings them. Contains twelve photographs, several pages of musical notation, and many song texts, given both in the Serbo-Croatian original and in English translation. " ...The author should be congratulated on a work which is a useful contribution to ... comparative folklore studies." (Folklore)...
A manual to accompany A Russian Course by Alexander Lipson: The Teacher's Manual by Molinsky is by far the most complete and thorough teacher's manual for any Russian textbook, and it makes using the Lipson book easy for beginners as well as experienced teachers, since it gives step-by-step instructions for each class hour, with sample lesson plans, assignments for homework,...
Yale Russian and East European Publications
How national rivalry led to dictatorship and the division of Europe.
Introduction: From the Habsburgs to the Soviet Russians
Part One: The Tragedy of Nationalism:
1. The Lost Peace
2. Federalist Failures
3. The Nazi Challenge
4. Czechs and Hungarians
5. Appeasement of Hitler
6. Munich: Hopes and Lessons
7. From Munich...
Demetrius J. Koubourlis
An Often-Solved Problem Indo-European kt in Slavic 1
Jat' and the Bulgarian Verb 24
On the Alternation j/v in Russian 29
Phonological Rules in the Language of Sofronij Vracanskij 43
Richard C. DeArmond
An Abstract Phonological Interpretation of Verb Stems in Ukrainian Formed with the Thematic Suffix /oh/ 50