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

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

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1983
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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
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Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana:His Life and Work in the Charmed World of His Estate

by Chute, Patricia

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1991
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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
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Lectures on Russian Literature

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1981
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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.
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Joseph Brodsky: Collected Poems in Englsh

by Kjellberg, Ann [editor]

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2000
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FSG, NY, 2000. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "One of the greatest and grandest advocates of the literary vocation, Joseph Brodsky truly lived his life as a poet, and for it earned eighteen months in an Arctic labor camp, expulsion from his native country, and the Nobel Prize in Literature. Such were one man's wages. Here, collected for the first… Read more
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The Oak and The Calf: A Memoir. A Sketch of a Literary Life in the Soviet Union

by Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

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1980
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Franklin Library, Franklin, PA, 1980. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed. "In this autobiographical work, Solzhenitsyn tells of his ten-year war to outwit Russia's rulers and get his works published in his own country." [Pub. Info] "This book records his works published in the west and [provides] details of literary life and the process of works." [Pub. Info] STATED… Read more
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Writer's Life

by Kjetsaa, Geir

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1987
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Viking, NY, 1987. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Kjetsaa tells the dramatic story of how Dostoyevsky, the son of an irascible minor aristocrat, rose rapidly to fame as a writer and just as rapidly lost everything--almost including his life--for his liberal political views. Kjetsaa vividly recreates Dostoyevsky's last-minute rescue from a firing squad and explores how his long imprisonment… Read more
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Pasternak: A Biography

by Hingley, Ronald

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1983
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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.
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Turgenev

by Troyat, Henri

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1985
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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
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Dostoevsky's Occasional Writings

by Margarshack, David [editor]

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1963
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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
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Tolstoy's Diaries [2 volumes]

by Tolstoy, Leo; R.F. Christian, translator

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1985
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Scribners, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Chosen passages reflect Tolstoy's preoccupations as a writer - his views on his own work and that of other writers - as well as his development in character and as a thinker. Here also are Tolstoy's views on contemporary social problems, rural life, industrialization, education, and religious and spiritual questions." [Pub. Info]… Read more
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Conversations with Joseph Brodsky

by Volkov, Solomon

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1998
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Free Press, NY, 1998. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A comprehensive portrait of Nobel Laureate, Joseph Brodsky, based on the author's tape-recorded conversations with the poet over a period of 15 years. From imprisonment in the Soviet Union and flight to the West, to a new beginning in the United States, Brodsky's life was epic in scope." [Pub. Info] 1ST… Read more
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: A Century in his Life

by Thomas, D. M.

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1998
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Little Brown, London, 1998. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. ""One of the most important literary biographies of recent times, this is not only the story of one of this century's greatest writers, but the history of Russia itself. Already featured in a controversial ""New York Times"" article, this magisterial biography will attract attention throughout the literary world. "" [Pub.… Read more
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Anna Akhmatova: Poet and Prophet

by Reeder, Roberta

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1994
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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.
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The Borzoi Turgenev

by Turgenev, Ivan

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1950
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Knopf, NY, 1950. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/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 necessityÉ was a modern English translation, closer to the style and spirit of the original than even the able Victorian translators were able… Read more
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The Gambler; Notes from Underground [slipcase]

by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Constance Garnett, translator

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1967
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Heritage Press, NY, 1967. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "One of the most profound and disturbing works of nineteenth-century literature, Notes from the Underground is a probing and speculative work, often regarded as a forerunner to the Existentialist movement. The Gambler explores the compulsive nature of gambling, one of Dostoevsky's own vices and a subject he describes with extraordinary acumen and drama."… Read more
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VN: The Life and Art of Vladimir Nabokov

by Field, Andrew

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1986
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Crown, NY, 1986. 3rd edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Andrew Field has been acknowledged as the 'father off Nabokovian studies' and has been widely praised for 'linguistic, literary insight, originality of approach [and] deep personal involvement."" [New Statesman] ""[The] first full biography of this great Russian-American novelist [is] based on years of acquaintance with the man and his work, interviews...… Read more
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An Essay in Autobiography

by Pasternak, Boris; translated by Manya Harari

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1959
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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
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A History of Russian Literature

by Terras, Victor

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1991
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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
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Anton Chekhov: A Biography

by Rayfield, Donald

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1998
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Henry Holt, NY, 1998. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Anton Chekhov's life was short, intense, and dominated by battles, both with his dependents and with the tuberculosis that killed him at age forty-four. But Donald Rayfield's biography reveals the life long hidden behind the noble facade. Here is a man capable of both great generosity toward needy peasants and harsh… Read more
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Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel (Complete and Uncensored)

by Anatoli, A.; (Kuzentsov)

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1970
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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.
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