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xvi, 604 pages ; 25 cm
Published to great acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevskys Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on global literature and our modern world, and is still known worldwide as the quintessential Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its historical, cultural, and spiritual dimensions, probing the moral and ethical dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly stages throughout his narrative. Yet, at its heart, this masterpiece of literary realism is ultimately an immersive tale of passion and redemptionindeed, "the best of all murder stories" (Harold Bloom), "most perfect in pacing and structure. There is no more gripping novel in the world" (Michael Dirda). Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes fresh life into this ageless classic in a sparkling new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, subtle tones, and cunning humor of Dostoevskys magnum opus. Embracing the complex linguistic blend inherent in modern literary Russian that has provided an exceptionally fertile source of images and diction for Russian writers since the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and register of the novels most poignant and significant passages. Sensitive to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the original Russian for the English reader, allowing the text to evoke the same stirring emotional responses as the author intended. With its searing and unique portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment will be the translation of choice for years to come.
Green Library
xviii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Openings
  • Odessa
  • Shabbos Nahamu
  • Elya Isaakovich and Margarita Prokofyevna
  • Mama, Rimma, and Alla
  • Through a crack
  • The sin of Jesus
  • Line and color
  • Bagrat-Ogly and the eyes of his bull
  • My first advance
  • Guy de Maupassant
  • The road
  • The story of my dovecot (childhood cycle). Childhood. at grandmother's
  • The story of my dovecot
  • First love
  • Awakening
  • In the basement
  • Grasso
  • Odessa stories. The king
  • How it was done in Odessa
  • The father
  • Justice in brackets
  • Lyubka the cossack
  • Sunset
  • Froim the rook
  • The end of the poorhouse
  • You missed the boat, Captain!
  • Karl-Yankel
  • Red cavalry. The crossing of the Zbruch
  • The church at Novograd
  • A letter
  • Chief of the remount service
  • Pan Apolek
  • The sun of Italy
  • Gedali
  • My first goose
  • The rebbe
  • The way to Brody
  • A teaching on the Tachanka
  • Dolgushov's death
  • Brigcom 2
  • Sashka Christ
  • The life story of Pavlichenko, Matvei Rodionych
  • The cemetery in Kozin
  • Prishchepa
  • The story of a horse
  • Konkin
  • Berestechko
  • Salt
  • Evening
  • Afonka Bida
  • At Saint Valentine's
  • Squadron commander Trunov
  • The Ivans
  • The story of a horse, continued
  • The widow
  • Zamoste
  • Treason
  • Chesniki
  • After the battle
  • The song
  • The rebbe's son
  • Red cavalry: additions. Argamak
  • The kiss
  • Closings. Our Batko Makhno
  • The end of Saint Hypatius
  • Dante Street
  • The trial (from a notebook)
  • The Ivan & Marya
  • Crude
  • Sulak
  • Gapa Guzhva
  • Kolyvushka.
The Essential Fictions offers contemporary readers seventy-two short stories by one of twentieth-century Russia's premier storytellers, Isaac Babel. This unique volume, which includes Babel's famous Red Cavalry series and his Odessa Stories, is translated, edited, introduced, and annotated by Val Vinokur, a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Translation, and features illustrations by Yefim Ladyzhensky, a painter known for his depictions of everyday life under Soviet rule in Babel's native Odessa.Babel was born in 1894 into multicultural Odessa's thriving Jewish community. Working as a journalist, he witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution and Civil War, and accompanied the Cossack horsemen of the Red Cavalry during the 1920 Polish-Soviet War, distilling these experiences into his fiction. Vinokur highlights Babel's "horrified hopefulness" and "doleful and bespectacled Jewish comedy" in the face of the bloody conflicts that plagued his generation.On the centenary of the revolution that toppled the Romanov tsars, Babel's fictions continue to absorb and fascinate contemporary readers interested in eastern European and Jewish literature as well as the history and politics of the twentieth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810135956 20171227
Green Library
xvi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Her mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in this collection of poems, stories, comics, a play, and an interview, here translated for the first time. In Found Life, speech, condensed to the extreme, captures a vivid picture of fleeting interactions in a quickly moving world. Goralik's works evoke an unconventional palette of moods and atmospheres-slight doubt, subtle sadness, vague unease-through accumulation of unexpected details and command over colloquial language. While calling up a range of voices, her works are marked by a distinct voice, simultaneously slightly naive and deeply ironic. She is a keen observer of the female condition, recounting gendered tribulations with awareness and amusement. From spiritual rabbits and biblical zoos to poems about loss and comics about poetry, Goralik's colorful language and pervasive dark comedy capture the heights of absurdity and depths of grief.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231183512 20171227
Green Library
xvii, 438 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xxvii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: Narrative Doubt: Modulation and Tension as Storytelling Strategies Chapter One: The Devoted G--v: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Dostoevsky's Demons Chapter Two: The Reserved Rieux: Love and Anguish in Camus's The Plague Chapter Three: The Refracting Shapiro: Rebellion and Creativity in Singer's The Penitent Chapter Four: Narrative Faith: Structural Complexity and Moral Vision Instead of a Conclusion: Confession, Revision, Hope Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611496642 20171227
Narrative Faith engages with the dynamics of doubt and faith to consider how literary works with complex structures explore different moral visions. The study describes a literary petite histoire that problematizes faith in two ways--both in the themes presented in the story, and the strategies used to tell that story--leading readers to doubt the narrators and their narratives. Starting with Dostoevsky's Demons (1872), a literary work that has captivated and confounded critics and readers for well over a century, the study examines Albert Camus's The Plague (1947) and Isaac Bashevis Singer's The Penitent (1973/83), works by twentieth-century authors who similarly intensify questions of faith through narrators that generate doubt. The two postwar novelists share parallel preoccupations with Dostoevsky's art and similar personal philosophies, while their works constitute two literary responses to the cataclysm of the Second World War--extending questions of faith into the current era. The book's last section looks beyond narrative inquiry to consider themes of confession and revision that appear in all three novels and open onto horizons beyond faith and doubt--to hope.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611496642 20171227
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Literature on Edge: Cultural Hybridity, Identities, and Reading Strategies Chapter 2: Cultural Geographies: Regionalism and Territorial Identities in Literature Chapter 3: Gender Matters: Women's Literary Discourse Chapter 4: Language Choice and Language as Protagonist Chapter 5: Ways of Social Marginalization in Post-Independence Fiction: Ideology, Disease, and Crime Chapter 6: Popular Literature and National Identity Construction Conclusion: Toward a New National Literature Epilogue: Literature at the Time of War.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498538817 20171227
Ukraine's Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991-2011 is the first study that looks at the literary process in post-independence Ukraine comprehensively and attempts to draw the connection between literary production and identity construction. In its quest for identity Ukraine has followed a path similar to other postcolonial societies, the main characteristics of which include a slow transition, hybridity, and identities negotiated on the center-periphery axis. This monograph concentrates on major works of literature produced during the first two decades of independence and places them against the background of clearly identifiable contexts such as regionalism, gender issues, language politics, social ills, and popular culture. It also shows that Ukrainian literary politics of that period privileges the plurality and hybridity of national and cultural identities. By engaging postcolonial discourse and insisting that literary production is socially instituted, Maria G. Rewakowicz explores the reasons behind the tendency toward cultural hybridity and plural identities in literary imagination. Ukraine's Quest for Identity will appeal to all those keen to study cultural, social and political ramifications of the collapse of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498538817 20171227
Green Library
601 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
416 pages ; 21 cm
  • Rasskazy
  • Povesti: Babiĭ vek. Vestii iz preispodneĭ. Vechnyĭ zhid
  • Ėsse.
  • Рассказы
  • Повести: Бабий век. Вестии из преисподней. Вечный жид
  • Эссе.
Green Library
726 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Green Library

10. Absolution [2017]

204 pages ; 20 cm
Green Library
xlix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue: In the Beginning Was Peter's WordIntroduction: St. PetersburgMyth, Text, Word1. Cursing at the WhirlwindThe Book of Job according to Pushkin2. Gambling Away the Petri-monyRival Models of Social Advancement in Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades"3. Body Parts, Puff Pastries, and the Devil HimselfNevsky Prospect as the Hellmouth of Gogol's Petersburg4. Mertvye ushiThe Annunciation Motif and Disorder of the Senses in "The Nose"5. Kako sdelan Akakii Letter as Hero in "The Overcoat" Conclusion: Beyond the SchismWorks Cited.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781618115829 20170919
Acts of Logos examines the 19th-century foundations of St. Petersburg's famous literary heritage, with a focus on the unifying principle of material animation. Ever since Pushkin's 1833 poem The Bronze Horseman, the city has provided a literary space in which inanimate things (noses, playing cards, overcoats) spring to life. Scollins's book addresses this issue of animacy by analyzing the powerful function of language in the city's literature, from its mythic origins-in which the tsar Peter appears as a God-like creator, calling his city forth from nothing-to the earliest texts of its literary tradition, when poets took up the pen to commit their own acts of verbal creation. Her interpretations shed new light on the canonical works of Pushkin and Gogol, exposing the performative and subversive possibilities of the poetic word in the Petersburg tradition, and revealing an emerging literary culture capable of challenging the official narratives of the state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781618115829 20170919
Green Library
283 pages ; 23 cm
In Slavic studies, aging and old age have thus far been only marginal concerns. This volume brings together the scattered research that has been done up to now on aging as represented and narrated in Slavic literatures. The essays investigate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovene and Ukrainian representations of age/aging in various literary genres and epochs and analyze age as a powerful marker of difference and as constitutive of social relations and personal identity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783837632217 20171218
Green Library
vi, 182 pages ; 25 cm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004296053 20170206
In Akim Volynsky: A Hidden Russian-Jewish Prophet Helen Tolstoy goes far beyond the accepted image of Akim Volynsky as a controversial literary critic of the 1890s who ran the first journal of Russian Symbolists, promoted philosophic idealism and proposed the first modernist reading of Dostoevsky. This book, through the study of periodicals and archive materials, offers a new view of Volynsky as a champion of Symbolist theater, supporter of Jewish playwrights, an ardent partisan of Habima theater and finally, a theoretician of Jewish theater. Throughout his life, Volynsky was a seeker of a Jewish-Christian synthesis, both religious and moral. His grand universalist view made him the first to see the true value of leading Russian writers - his contemporaries Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004296053 20170206
Green Library
607 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Green Library
311 pages, 26 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
v, 423 pages ; 24 cm.
Eliza Altairsky-Lointaine is the toast of Moscow society, a beautiful actress in an infamous theatre troupe. Her love life is as colourful as the parts she plays. She is the estranged wife of a descendant of Genghis Khan. And her ex-husband has threatened to kill anyone who courts her.He appears to be making good on his promise.Fandorin is contacted by concerned friend - the widowed wife of Chekhov - who asks him to investigate an alarming incident involving Eliza. But when he watches Eliza on stage for the first time, he falls desperately in love . . . Can he solve the case - and win over Eliza - without attracting the attentions of the murderer he is trying to find?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474604406 20171121
Green Library
193 pages ; 24 cm
  • A universe akin
  • A world of mirrors
  • Haunted households
  • The land of milk and honey
  • Afterword: stock exchanges.
According to Marx, the family is the primal scene of the division of labor and the "germ" of every exploitative practice. In this insightful study, Jacob Emery examines the Soviet Union's programmatic effort to institute a global siblinghood of the proletariat, revealing how alternative kinships motivate different economic relations and make possible other artistic forms. A time in which literary fiction was continuous with the social fictions that organize the social economy, the early Soviet period magnifies the interaction between the literary imagination and the reproduction of labor onto a historical scale. Narratives dating back to the ancient world feature scenes in which a child looks into a mirror and sees someone else reflected there, typically a parent. In such scenes, two definitions of the aesthetic coincide: art as a fantastic space that shows an alternate reality and art as a mirror that reflects the world as it is. In early Soviet literature, mirror scenes illuminate the intersection of imagination and economy, yielding new relations destined to replace biological kinship relations based in food, language, or spirit. These metaphorical kinships have explanatory force far beyond their context, providing a vantage point onto, for example, the Gothic literature of the early United States and the science fiction discourses of the postwar period. Alternative Kinships will appeal to scholars of Russian literature, comparative literature, and literary theory, as well as those interested in reconciling formalist and materialist approaches to culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780875807515 20170717
Green Library
186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

19. AMOR[T]E : roman [2017]

431 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • "On Petersburg" / Vladimir Nabokov
  • Introduction / by Olga M. Cooke
  • "Bely's Petersburg and the end of the Russian novel" / Carol Anschuetz
  • "Andrey Bely's astral novel: a theosophical reading of Petersburg" / Maria Carlson
  • "Synesthesia as apocalypse in Andrey Bely's Petersburg" / Charlene Castellano
  • "Kinship and figure in Andrey Bely's Petersburg" / Jacob Emery
  • "Metafiction in Andrey Bely's novel Petersburg" / Roger Keys
  • "Petersburg as a historical novel" / Timothy Langen
  • "Andrey Bely between Conrad and Chesterton" / Aleksandr V. Lavrov
  • "The bomb, the baby, the book" / Magnus Ljunggren
  • "'Know thyself': from the temple of Apollo at Delphi to the pages of Petersburg" / Anna Ponomareva
  • "Fragmentary 'prototypes' in Andrey Bely's novel Petersburg" / Ada Steinberg
  • "The enchanted point of Petersburg" / Adam Weiner
  • "Reality and appearance in Petersburg and the Viennese secession" / Judith Wermuth-Atkinson.
Celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of Andrey Bely's Petersburg, this volume offers a cross-section of essays that address the most pertinent aspects of his 1916 masterpiece. The plot is relatively a simple one: Nikolai Apollonovich is ordered by a group of terrorists to assassinate his father, the prominent senator, Apollon Apollonovich Ableukhov. Nevertheless, Bely's polyphonic, experimental prose invokes such diverse themes as: Greek mythology, the apocalypse, family dynamics, psychology, Russian history, theosophy, revolution, and European literary influences. Considered by Vladimir Nabokov to be one of the twentieth century's four greatest masterpieces, Petersburg is the first novel in which the city is the hero. Frequently compared to Joyce's Ulysses, no novel did more to help launch modernism in turn-of-the century Russia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781618115751 20170829
Green Library