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  • Oblomov
    Oblomov (English, Paperback) Ivan Goncharov

    Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when idleness was still looked upon by Russia's serf-owning rural gentry as a plausible and worthy goal, Ivan Goncharov's "Oblomov" follows the travails of an unlikely hero, a young aristocrat incapable of making a decision. This title presents the translation the novel.

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  • Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander
    Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander (English, Paperback) Venedikt Erofeev

    The first major English translation of a masterful seriocomic theatrical work by one of the most prominent writers of the Soviet epoch

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  • Anna Karenina
    Anna Karenina (English, Paperback) Leo Tolstoy

    Presents the classic nineteenth-century Russian novel in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society.

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  • Anna Karenina
    Anna Karenina (English, Hardback) Leo Tolstoy

    Publication of this exacting new translation of Tolstoy's great Anna signifies a literary event of the first magnitude

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  • Black Square
    Black Square (English, Hardback) Aleksandra Shatskikh

    An in-depth exploration of Malevich's pivotal painting, its context and its significance

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  • Calligraphy Lesson
    Calligraphy Lesson (English, Paperback) Mikhail Shishkin

    The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.

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  • Thirst
    Thirst (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    Masterfully translated from its original Russian by award-winning translator Marian Schwartz, Thirst tells the story of 20-year-old Chechen war veteran, Kostya. Maimed beyond recognition by a tank explosion, Kostya spends weeks on end locked inside his apartment, his sole companion the vodka bottles spilling from the refrigerator. But soon Kostya's comfortable, if dysfunctional, cocoon is torn...

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  • The Tattered Cloak and Other Stories
    The Tattered Cloak and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Nina Berberova, Marian Schwartz

    The greatest collection by one of the great Russian writers is now back in print. First published in Europe in the 1930s and '40s, these searing, evocative stories by the late emigre writer Nina Berberova (1901-1993) are portraits of the lives of Russian exiles in Paris on the eve of World War II. The protagonists range from housekeepers and waiters to shabby-genteel aristocrats and...

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  • The Accompanist
    The Accompanist (Multiple languages, Paperback) Nina Berberova, Marian Schwartz

    Sonechka is a talented but shy young pianist hired by a beautiful soprano, Maria Nikolaevna, and her devoted, bourgeois husband. Maria is everything Sonechka is not, glamorous, flamboyant. Her voice brings with it "something immortal and indisputable, something which gives reality to the human being's dream of having wings." Doomed to live in her mentor's shadow, the young girl secretly schemes to...

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  • High Society Dinners
    High Society Dinners (English, Hardback) Yuri Lotman, Jelena Pogosjan

    High Society Dinners offers extraordinary insight into the domestic arrangements of the Russian aristocracy, presenting nine months' worth of menus served in St Petersburg to the guests of Petr Durnovo (1835 - 1918), Adjutant-General of the Tsar's Imperial Suite, part of an important late-19th-century dynasty that included ministers...

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  • The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944
    The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944 (English, Paperback) Richard Bidlack, Nikita Lomagin

    Based largely on formerly top-secret Soviet archival documents (including 66 reproduced documents and 70 illustrations), this book portrays the inner workings of the communist party and secret police during Germany's horrific 1941-44 siege of Leningrad, during which close to one million citizens perished.

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  • Madness Treads Lightly
    Madness Treads Lightly (English, Paperback) Polina Dashkova

    Only three people can connect a present-day murderer to a serial killer who, fourteen years ago, terrorized a small Siberian town. And one of them is already dead....

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  • Into the Thickening Fog
    Into the Thickening Fog (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    A French theater agrees to stage the latest work by Filippov?the most prestigious and lucrative opportunity of his infamous career?but first he must sever ties with his longtime collaborator and childhood friend. So the internationally acclaimed Russian director makes a reluctant trip back to his hometown to deliver the news. His journey to the Far North, where the temperature remains dangerous...

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  • Voices of Revolution, 1917
    Voices of Revolution, 1917 (English, Paperback) Mark D. Steinberg

    Including letters from individuals to newspapers, institutions or leaders, this collection gives voice to the experiences, thoughts and feelings of ordinary Russian people - workers, peasants, soldiers - as expressed in their own words during the vast upheavals of 1917.

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  • Soviet Culture and Power
    Soviet Culture and Power (English, Hardback) Katerina Clark

    Leaders of the Soviet Union, Stalin chief among them, well understood the power of art, and their response was to attempt to control and direct it in every way possible. This book examines Soviet cultural politics from the Revolution to Stalin's death in 1953. It reflects the progression of Party control in the arts.

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  • The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944
    The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944 (English, Hardback) Richard Bidlack, Nikita Lomagin

    Based largely on formerly top-secret Soviet archival documents (including 66 reproduced documents and 70 illustrations), this book portrays the inner workings of the communist party and secret police during Germany's horrific 1941-44 siege of Leningrad, during which close to one million citizens perished.

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  • The Ladies from St. Petersburg
    The Ladies from St. Petersburg (Multiple languages, Paperback) Nina Berberova

    A collection of three novellas which chronologically paint a picture of the dawn of the Russian Revolution, the flight from its turmoil and the plight of an exile in a new and foreign place.

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  • White Guard
    White Guard (English, Paperback) Mikhail Bulgakov, Marian Schwartz

    Alexei, Elena, and Nikolka Turbin, adult siblings who have just lost their mother, find themselves plunged into the chaotic civil war that erupted in the wake of World War I and the Russian Revolution. In the context of this family's saga, the author recreates the experience of battles, and also the long pauses that come before and after.

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  • Gods of the Steppe
    Gods of the Steppe (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    It is the summer of 1945. The Allies have triumphed in Europe and Hitler has vanished. But with Japanese forces gathering just across the border in occupied China, brutal warfare on Russian soil remains a real and constant threat to Soviet life....

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  • 2017
    2017 (English, Hardback) Olga Slavnikova

    Professor Anfilogov, a wealthy and emotionless man, sets out an expedition to unearth priceless rubies that no one else has been able to locate. Young Krylov, a talented gem cutter whom Anfilogov had taken under his wing, is seeing off his mentor at the train station when he is drawn to a mysterious stranger who calls herself Tanya.

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