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The Search for Self-Definition in Russian Literature

By Thompson, Ewa M. (Edited by)

Houston, Texas: Rice University Press, 1991. CI5 - A first edition hardcover book in near fine condition that has less than an inch tear on the front top edge in fine dust jacket. 9.5"x5.75", 216 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

Red Bread
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Red Bread

By Genis, Alexander

Chicago, Illinois: Ivan R. Dee, 2000. CN1 - A trade paperback in near fine condition that has very light discoloration and shelf wear. Glas New Russian Writing Volume 24, contemporary Russian literature in English translation. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch: A Play in Five Acts

By Tolstoy, Alexei

New York, New York, USA: Brentanos, 1923. BH3 - A hard cover library rebound withdrawn ex-library book in good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in library rebound blue cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with a black and white photo frontispiece with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light rubbing around the edges plus there is some light yellowing and soiling on the outside paper edges plus there are the usual library marks, pocket, stamps, label, and perforations on the spine, bottom outside paper edges, inside surface of the front board, front endpaper, frontispiece, title page, copyright page, and page 13. Illustrated with a black and white photo frontispiece and 1 page of black and white reproductions. This is a title in the publisher's Moscow Art Theatre Series of russian Plays. Translated from the Russian by Jenny Covan. Edited by Oliver M. Sayler. A historical tragedy about Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch, a weak but pious Tsar and the younger son of Ivan the Terrible who secceeded to the throne after his fathers killed the elder brother. He ruled Russia from 1584-1598. The action is set in the middle of his reign 91p.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$7.00

The Tattered Cloak and Other Novels
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The Tattered Cloak and Other Novels

By Berberova, Nina

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. BG5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with some tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, the title page, and the copyright page. The dust ajcket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz. A collection of six short novels by a noted Russian émigré novelest which were originally published in Europe from the late thirties to the fifties. The storys are about men and women who have all lost their lives of privilege in Russia and now live in diminished circumstances in Paris. 308p.. First American Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

Eugene Onegin (Volume 3 - Commentary Six to End)
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Eugene Onegin (Volume 3 - Commentary Six to End)

By Pushkin, Aleksandr

New York: Bollingen Foundation, 1964. CE4 - An ex-library hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has label on the spine, wrinkling, chipping and crease on some edges and corners, inside flaps adhered on the fixed endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some bumped corners and light stains, lightly moisture soiled, light discoloration and shelf wear. Eugene Onegin (Volume 3 - Commentary Six to End) A Novel in Verse by Aleksandr Pushkin, Translated from the Russian with a Commentary by Vladimir Nabokov, In four volumes. Bollingen Series LXXII. This is a notable literal English translation in which the translator's aim is to remain faithful to the author's words and meaning. It also requires a detailed commentary which make up volumes 2 and 3 of this edition. Volume 4 contains a photographic reproduction of the 1837 Russian edition as well as an index to this edition. 8.25"x5.25", 540 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$26.00

The Poems of Doctor Zhivago

By Pasternak, Boris

Kansas City, Missouri, USA: Hallmark Cards, Inc., 1967. BD4 - A hard cover book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated paper covered boards with pictoral endpapers with only very minor overall shelf wear. A collection of poems attributed to Yuri Zhivago, the title character of the author's novel "Doctor Zhivago." Pasternak wrote the poetry to be an integral part of the book. The author was noted for his poetry as well as his fiction. Translated from the Russian by Eugene M. Kayden. Illustrated with monochrome sepia drawings by Bill Greer. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 61p.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Greer, Bill. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$1.75

The Nomadic Soul
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The Nomadic Soul

By Muravyova, Irina

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2000. BC5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some very, very light bumping of the bottom left corner. This is volume 22 in the publisher's Glas New Russian Writing literary series. Translated from the Russian by John Dewey. The history of several generations of an upper-class Russian family during World War I and the Civil War in Russia. The historical events provide a background and the seismic shock waves that are overturning and transforming the lives of ordinary people. 222p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.00

Selected Poems

By Yevtushenko, Yevgeny

Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Penguin Books, 1964. BF1 - A mass market paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus three dogeared pages. The author is a Russian "superpoet" of the 1960's, 70's and 80's. He was worshipped by millions of Russians who packed soccer stadiums to hear him recite his ringing, defiant verse. He was even able to daunt the KGB into attempts to flatter and co-opt him. Translated from the Russian with an introduction by Robin Milner-Guilland and Peter Levi, S.J. A book in the Penguin Modern European Poets series. 92p.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$1.75

Soviet Literary Culture in the 1970s: The Politics of Irony

By Vishevsky, Anatoly

Gainesville, Florida, USA: University Press of Florida, 1993. BF6 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wrapswith only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A book about the Soviet Russian cultural development in the 1970s of miniature stores published in newspapers, journals, film comedies, chansons, and stage (éstrada) monologues. This book is especially notable because it also includes an anthology of ironic prose. Indexed, 326p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.50

The New Russian Poets 1953-1966: An Anthology

By Reavey, George (editor)

New York, New York, USA: October House Inc., 1966. BC4 - A tight, clean, sound copy library rebound in white paper laminated boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library library marks, stamps, label, and pocket on the spine, top outside paper edges, half title page, title page, table of contents page, and final page plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there is some very light soiling of the outside paper edges. A collection of Soviet poetry selected edited, and translated by George Reavey. It also includes the essay "The New Trends and Voices in Soviet Poetry" by the editor. This is a bilingual anthology with the original Russian text set opposite to the English translation. Original Russian sources & bibliography, endnotes, 292p.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.50

War and Peace: Perspectives in the Nuclear Age
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War and Peace: Perspectives in the Nuclear Age

By Goebel, Ulrich and Otto Nelson (editors)

Lubbock, Texas, USA: Texas Tech University Press, 1988. BI1 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a patch of lossened surface gloss wrapping around the spine towards the bottom edge from a library label plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the back endpaper. A collection of articles that examine the issue of nuclear war and the potential for it at the end of the 20th century. This book was published just before the break up of the Soviet empire. These articles came out of the 18th annual Comparative Literature Symposium held at Texas Tech University in 1985 and entitled "War and Peace: Perspectives in the Nuclear Age." The contributors include Norman A. Graebner, James W. Harper, Wolfgang T. Schlauch, Rainer Tetzlaff, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Leroy Matthiesen, Steven Schroeder, John K. Crane, Edward W. George, David Leon Higdon, Michael N. Nagler, and Barbara Wiedemann. 149p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

Dostoevsky and the Catholic Church

By Dirscherl, Denis

Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1986. I4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling, chipping, crease and tears on the top edge and corners, scraping/tear on the back gutter, chipping and wear on some edges, sides and corners, light discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise good. Book has library plate with peeling, chipping, scraping, and stains (previous owner tried to remove it) on the front fixed endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Dostoevsky and the Catholic Church is a perceptive and timely study which will be of interest to students of Russian literature, history, politics, and the history of religions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00