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Slavic Literature:Biography From ZH BOOKS


Sin na Svoia Narod, Sin na Svoeto Vreme (Son of His People, Son of His Time)

By Metodiev, Dimitar

Sofia: Partizdat, 1981. Hardcover. First edition; large 4to 9 ½†x 13†; pp. [26], 27-354, [6]; original pebbled red boards; gilt title; thick glossy pages; minor wear to covers, mostly small nicks to corners of spine; few very light spots to lower margin of first several pages, rest clean; back hinge cracked; good or better.


Tiutchevskii Sbornik. Stat'i o Zhizni i Tvorchestve Fedora Ivanovicha Tiutcheva [Signed/inscribed by author]

By [[compiled and edited by] Lotman, Iu. M.

Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 1990. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition; 6" x 8 3/4"; pp. [2], 3-318, [2] including text to last page; original embossed blue boards; gilt and white title and decorations; very minor wear to corners; near fine. One of 3000 copies. Signed inscribed by Lotman to Professor Anatoly Lieberman. An authoritative compilation of articles and studies on Tiutchev's life and works, who has been known as the last of the three great Romantic poets of Russia.


Blesk i Nishcheta Administrativnoi Sistemy

By Popov, Gavriil

Moskva: Nezavisimoe Izdatelstvo PIK, 1990. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 8vo; pp. [2], 3-238, [2]; with DJ; original green boards with pictorial DJ; very slight wear to lower corners of boards and a faint spot to bottom margin of title page, else fine; DJ with nicks and small cuts along edges. Signed/inscribed by author. Popov was an active member of the Communist Party until 1990. In the 1970s he was dean of the Economics Faculty of Moscow Lomonosov University. After that, he quit the Party and became a staunch proponent of democratization. He was the first democratically elected mayor of Moscow. He resigned in 1992.


Il'ia Efimovich Repin, 1844-1930

By Lebedev, A. I.

Moskva: Iskusstvo, 1944. Soft cover. First edition, staple-bound 4 ½†x 6 ½†; pp. [2], 3-22, [1] including text to last page; original pictorial wraps; illustrated from paintings; fine.


Milosti Bulata Okudzhavui (The Grace of Bulat Okudzhava)

By Tchaikovsky, Roman Romanovich

Magadan: Kordis, 1999. Soft cover. Near Fine. First edition; 8vo; pp. [1], 4-162; original pictorial wraps; a few faint blue spots to spine and minor dust-dulling to margins of back cover, else fine. 1 of only 500 copies ever printed. Signed/inscribed by Tchaikovsky to Prof. Anatoly Liberman, a prominent academician and author from the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. The book follows the music and literary art of Okudzhava during the last 15 years of his life and, more specifically, the challenges of translating his poetry into other languages, while keeping the flow and beauty of the original Russian.