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Odessa Stories

by Isaac Babel & Boris Dralyuk Pushkin Press (November 01, 2018)

A new mass-market edition of the acclaimed stories of violence, crime and sex

’One of those “where have you been all my life?” books’

Nick Lezard, Guardian

In the city of Odessa, the lawless streets hide...

Sisters of the Cross

by Alexei Remizov, Roger Keys & Brian Murphy Columbia University Press (December 19, 2017)

Thirty-year-old Piotr Alekseevich Marakulin lives a contented, if humdrum life as a financial clerk in a Petersburg trading company. He is jolted out of his daily routine when, quite unexpectedly, he is accused...

Writings from the Golden Age of Russian Poetry

by Konstantin Batyushkov & Peter France Columbia University Press (November 28, 2017)

Konstantin Batyushkov was one of the great poets of the Golden Age of Russian literature in the early nineteenth century. His verses, famous for their musicality, earned him the admiration of Aleksandr Pushkin...

Found Life

by Linor Goralik, Maria Vassileva, Ainsley Morse & Maya Vinokour Columbia University Press (November 28, 2017)

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....

Selected Short Stories

by Leo Tolstoy Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

It is universally acknowledged that Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was as much a master of the short story as of the full-length novel. This original collection, which features some...

Sixteen Years in Siberia

by Leo Deutsch SC Active Business Development SRL (April 14, 2017)

The author is a leader in the Russian revolutionary movement. Since the first publication in English of the following memoir it has also appeared in French, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, and Bulgarian, while...

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens & GP Editors GENERAL PRESS (April 13, 2017)

Written in the last decade of Dickens' life, 'Great Expectations' was praised widely and universally admired. It was his last great novel, and many critics believe it to be his finest. Readers and critics alike...

Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov & Tracy Letts Theatre Communications Group (February 20, 2017)

"Zestier and more colloquial than most translations . . . Letts' main achievement here is to make Chekhov more emotional, accessible and active."—Chicago Tribune

"I've seen over a dozen Three Sisters, but never...

History Of Russia For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

If you were to visit the Old Russia, what would you see? Open this educational book to find out! This book is filled with information that has been stripped down to the core to facilitate faster learning. It’s...

Strolls with Pushkin

by Andrei Sinyavsky, Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Slava I. Yastremski & Michael Naydan et al. Columbia University Press (December 06, 2016)

Andrei Sinyavsky wrote Strolls with Pushkin while confined to Dubrovlag, a Soviet labor camp, smuggling the pages out a few at a time to his wife. His irreverent portrait of Pushkin outraged émigrés and Soviet...


by Olga Slavnikova, Irina Muravyova & Natasha Perova Glas (July 13, 2015)

We are all in some sense captives in today's world: captives of a political system, of circumstances, of our obligations or our illusions, to say nothing of those who are captives in a literal sense. The world...

Russian Stories

by Francesc Serés MacLehose Press (December 09, 2014)

Drift through outer space with a doomed cosmonaut whose engine is kaput!; return to an irradiated village with an elderly couple who want to go home; ask yourself, did Elvis really play a concert in Red Square?...

Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia

by Marcia A. Morris Lexington Books (April 17, 2014)

Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-century Tale of Savva Grudtsyn and Tale of the Demoniac...

Still Waters Run Deep: Young Women's Writing from Russia

by Yaroslava Pulinovich, Olga Rimsha & Irina Bogatereva Glas (September 11, 2012)

Seven Russian writers under 30, winners of the prestigious Debut Prize, tackle issues faced by women,including formerly forbidden subjects.