RUSSIAN LITERATURE from civilizingbooks

New Arrivals

image of Twentieth (20th) Century Russian Poetry: Silver and Steel, An Anthology

Twentieth (20th) Century Russian Poetry: Silver and Steel, An Anthology

by Yevtushenko, Yevgeny, (Compiler and Introduction)) Max Hayward, editor

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$175.00

Show Details

Description:
Doubleday, NY, 1983. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A massive, comprehensive anthology of poetry from the politically turbulent Russia of this century. A number of astonishing poets virtually unknown outside of Russia, as well asÉ some of the most prominent Russian poets of the past 90 years." [Pub. Info] 1ST EDITION
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$175.00
image of Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana:His Life and Work in the Charmed World of His Estate

Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana:His Life and Work in the Charmed World of His Estate

by Chute, Patricia

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
Harper Collins, NY, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Yasnaya Polyana was Tolstoy's estate in Russia. Sometimes it was his sanctuary and sometimes his personal hell. This book explores Tolstoy's complex relationship with, and the great influences of his home, bringing this man, his family and his philosophy to life. The book shows how Yasnaya Polyana became the central metaphor… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of Lectures on Russian Literature

Lectures on Russian Literature

by Nabokov, Vladimir

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1981
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$175.00

Show Details

Description:
Harcourt Brace, Ny, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The author's observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers-Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. This volume... never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians. (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations." [Pub. Info] 1ST EDITION.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$175.00
image of Pasternak: A Biography

Pasternak: A Biography

by Hingley, Ronald

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
Knopf, NY, 1983. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Drawing on the memoirs and correspondence of Pasternak's contemporaries, as well as the poet's own elliptical autobiographical writings, Hingley traces his life from his childhood in imperial Moscow... to 'Doctor Zhvago' and its aftermath." [Pub. Info] 1ST US EDITION.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of Turgenev

Turgenev

by Troyat, Henri

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$95.00

Show Details

Description:
Dutton, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Rival of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky in delineating the Russian experience, Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) was a voice of democratic moderation, a novelist who pictured the attractions and dangers of revolutionary extremes in a delicate, precise style. Russo-French novelist and biographer Troyat draws mainly from Turgenev's extensive letters to outline his life in some… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$95.00
image of Dostoevsky's Occasional Writings

Dostoevsky's Occasional Writings

by Margarshack, David [editor]

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1963
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$225.00

Show Details

Description:
Random House, NY, 1963. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "This classic collection of articles, sketches, and letters spans thirty-three years in Fyodor Dostoevsky's writing career: from 1847, just after the publication of his first novel, until 1880, a year before his death. The writings show the scope of his artistic development and the changes that occurred as a result… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$225.00
image of Anna Akhmatova: Poet and Prophet

Anna Akhmatova: Poet and Prophet

by Reeder, Roberta

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
St. Martin's, NY, 1994. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A definitive biography, ten years in the making, of Russia's greatest twentieth-century woman poet recounts her aristocratic childhood in St. Petersburg, her reputation for clairvoyance, her influential innovations in the art of poetry, her abuse by Stalin, and more." [Pub. Info] 619 pages. STATED 1ST EDITION.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of The Borzoi Turgenev

The Borzoi Turgenev

by Turgenev, Ivan

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1950
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$175.00

Show Details

Description:
Knopf, NY, 1950. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "This book grew out of the belief that Turgenev, one of the foremost story-tellers of all time, has been badly represented to English-speaking readers by existing translations. The necessity was a modern English translation, closer to the style and spirit of the original than even the able Victorian translators were… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$175.00
image of An Essay in Autobiography

An Essay in Autobiography

by Pasternak, Boris; translated by Manya Harari

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1959
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$175.00

Show Details

Description:
Collins and Harville, London, 1959. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Boris Pasternak's extraordinary and tragic story reflects the passionate intensity of artistic life in Russia. He grew up in a world where literary endeavour was an act of solidarity as well as defiance and where art was indissolubly linked with violence."" [Pub. Info] ""The Nobel Prize in Literature 1958… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$175.00
image of A History of Russian Literature

A History of Russian Literature

by Terras, Victor

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$175.00

Show Details

Description:
Yale U., New Haven, CT, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "This magisterial work, written by one of the world's foremost Slavic scholars, presents a survey of Russian literature from its beginning in the eleventh century to modern times. Victor Terras argues eloquently that Russian literature has reflected, defined, and shaped the nation's beliefs and goals, and he sets his… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$175.00
image of Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel  (Complete and Uncensored)

Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel (Complete and Uncensored)

by Anatoli, A.; (Kuzentsov)

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1970
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$195.00

Show Details

Description:
FSG, NY, 1970. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. ""Anatoli's classic novel of a Jewish boy living under oppression at the hands of the Nazi's in 1940's Ukraine. Censored by the Soviets ,'Bari Yar' is a true story in the tradition of Solzenietzyn."" [Pub. Info] 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$195.00
image of Pushkin: His Life and Times

Pushkin: His Life and Times

by Troyat, Henri

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
c. 1950
Condition
Near Fine
Item Price
$95.00

Show Details

Description:
Pantheon Books, NY, c. 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Owner signature. The book is in Near Fine condition with only very slight fading along the top edge of the book. The dust jacket is in Fine condition.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$95.00
image of One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich ONLY AUTHORIZED EDITION

One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich ONLY AUTHORIZED EDITION

by Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1963
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$975.00

Show Details

Description:
E.P. Dutton & Co, NY, 1963. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. "The story is set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s, and describes a single day of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. Its publication was an extraordinary event in Soviet literary history & never before had an account of Stalinist repression been openly distributed. The editor of… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$975.00
image of Lenin in Zurich

Lenin in Zurich

by Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr; Translated by H.T. Willetts

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1976
Condition
Fine/As New
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$375.00

Show Details

Description:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux/ London, 1976. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "This is a hugely underrated book that deserves greater attention. Solzhenitsyn gets novelistically into the mind of Lenin, including his relationships with Swiss communists and other politicians, with the Russian emigre community, and his fellow Bolsheviks - key characters like Parvus whom history has now forgotten, and most… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$375.00
image of Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward

by Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1974
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$275.00

Show Details

Description:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux/ NY, 1974. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine//Fine/ "Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$275.00
image of The Life of a Useless Man

The Life of a Useless Man

by Gorki, Maxim; Moura Budber, translator

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1971
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$195.00

Show Details

Description:
Doubleday, NY, 1971. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Written in 1907, less than two years after the unsuccessful rebellion on Bloody Sunday, this novel tells of Yevsey Klimkow who spies for the military in support of the Tsar. He makes friends who are capable of defying oppression, but this association brings a terrible crisis upon him." [Pub. Info]… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$195.00
image of One Man's Destiny: And Other Stories, Articles and Sketches

One Man's Destiny: And Other Stories, Articles and Sketches

by Sholokhov, Mikhail; (H. P. Stevens, translator)

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1967
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
Knopf, NY, 1967. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine /Fine. Sholokhov, who joined the fight in the Russian Civil War at age thirteen, became a novelist who wrote about WWI, the Russian Civil War, and life along the Don. This selection of stories and other materials includes the title story about a man, after war and prison camp, trying to… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of A Life of Chekhov

A Life of Chekhov

by Nemirovsky, Irene; translated by Erik De Mauny

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1950
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$95.00

Show Details

Description:
The Grey Walls Press, London, UK, 1950. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "No great Russian writer has won more followers or inspired deeper affection in he West than Anton Chekhov. Yet little is known of him... Outwardly, his life was uneventful; inwardly, it was composed of a hundred secret dramas." [Dust Jacket] The author, Irene Nemirovsky, was an acclaimed… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$95.00
image of Harvest on the Don

Harvest on the Don

by Sholokhov, Mikhail

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1961
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$145.00

Show Details

Description:
Knopf, NY, 1961. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. In an epic novel (of 4 volumes,) 'Quiet Flows the Don' the author tells the story of the people along the Don River. 'Harvest on the Don' is one of the volumes in the series. "Sholokhov tells of the violent and tumultuous days of the [Russian] revolution and the civil war. In this… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$145.00
image of King, Queen, Knave

King, Queen, Knave

by Nabokov, Vladimir

Seller
civilizingbooks
Published
1968
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$275.00

Show Details

Description:
McGraw Hill, NY , 1968. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "The novel is the story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men's clothing emporium store. Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold middle-class wife Martha. Attracted to his money but repelled by his oblivious passion, she… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$275.00