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Slavic Excursions
Donald Davie
0226137597
June 1990
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The Bridge on the Drina (Phoenix Fiction Series)
Ivo Andric
0226020452
August 15, 1977
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Book Description
The Bridge on the Drina is a vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late 16th century to the beginning of World War I. As we seek to make sense of the current nightmare in this region, this remarkable, timely book serves as a reliable guide to its people and history.

"No better introduction to the study of Balkan and Ottoman history exists, nor do I know of any work of fiction that more persuasively introduces the reader to a civilization other than our own. It is an intellectual and emotional adventure to encounter the Ottoman world through Andric's pages in its grandiose beginning and at its tottering finale. It is, in short, a marvelous work, a masterpiece, and very much sui generis. . . . Andric's sensitive portrait of social change in distant...


Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays
Mikhail M. Bakhtin
029271534X
January 1982
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Review
Edward Wasiolek Comparative Literature : This magnificently edited and translated volume can be the beginning of a dialogue that will go beyond the monographic works of Bakhtin available in English up to now.

Book Description
These essays reveal Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)--known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky--as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel. The Dialogic Imagination presents, in superb English translation, four selections from Voprosy literatury i estetiki (Problems of literature and esthetics), published in Moscow in 1975. The volume also contains a lengthy introduction to Bakhtin and his thought and a glossary of terminology. Bakhtin uses the category "novel" in a highly...


White Stones and Fir Trees: An Anthology of Contemporary Slavic Literature
Vasa D. Mihailovich (Editor)
083861194X
April 1977
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)


Pan Tadeusz/English and Polish Text
Adam Mickiewicz, Kenneth R. MacKenzie (Translator)
0781800331
September 1992
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Language Notes
Text: English, Polish (translation)
Original Language: Polish


Emperor of the Earth
Czeslaw Milosz
0520045033
Aug 1981
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Book Description
This stimulating collection of essays, mostly concerned with subjects taken from Slavic literatures, is at once scholarly and reflective. The volume opens with a true story, "Brognart," which is a confession of the author's remorse based on conflict with French intellectuals. "Science Fiction and the Coming of the Antichrist" concerns Vladimir Solovyov. "Krasinski's Retreat" is another return to the author's student readings, which attempts to determine how a Polish romantic poet could write in 1833 a drama on the approaching world revolution. "Joseph Conrad's Father" sketches the biography of a poet and revolutionary and also throws some light upon the fate of the hero of the last chapter.

About the Author
Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was born in Lithuania and was...


This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (Penguin Classics)
Tadeusz Borowski, et al
0140186247
August 1, 1992
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Polish


The Idiot
Fyodor Dostoevsky
0486432130
December 2003
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Book Description
One of the towering figures of Russian literature, Fyodor Dostoyevsky depicted with remarkable insight the depth and complexity of the human soul. In this literary classic, he focuses on a nobleman, Prince Myshkin, whose gentle, child-like nature and refusal to be offended by anything has earned him the nickname of "the idiot."A superb, panoramic view of mid-19th-century Russian manners, morals and philosophy.



Five Days of the Ghost
William Bell
0613232283
Mar 1992
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Bibliography of Slavic Literature
Dasha Culic Nisula
0810840057
July 2001
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Book Description
The complex mission of organizing the ample spectrum of written works dealing with Slavic literature is superlatively materialized in Dasha Culic Nisula's," Bibliography of Slavic Literature". The book analyzes materials published in the United States and abroad since 1989, covering Slavic literature from the medieval period to the end of the twentieth century. The three main sections are meticulously structured to cover all the dimensions of geographical space, literary genres, topics, authors and time. The first section examines the general works on Slavic literature-namely the Slavic bibliographies, the journals, and the library holdings. The second one frames the bibliographic sources within the Slavic geographic perimeter: East, Central and South Europe, while the final section considers the regional and national...


The Deluge (2 volume set)
Henryk Sienkiewicz
0870520040


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From Publishers Weekly
Surrounding himself with murderous libertines and wastrels, wild young Polish soldier Andrei Kmita is misled into treason. But his pure love for spirited Olenka (Aleksandra Billevich) eventually sets him on track and inspires his single-minded mission, the defense of his motherland. It's the middle of the 17th century, and the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth is crushed in a vise of rebellion and bloody onslaughts by Swedes and Russians. Around the constants of love and war, Polish novelist Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) weaves a fugue of betrayal, redemption, faith and passion. An underlying theme questions whether people can rise above their time and circumstances. In his massive novel, with its eerie foreshadowing of modern Poland's overthrow of the Soviet yoke, Sienkiewicz ( Quo Vadis? ) gives a resounding answer. His...


History of Bohemian Literature
Count Lutzow Francis
0766140857
Mar 2003
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Book Description
1899. This short history of Bohemian literature is written in a style differing from other volumes in this series entitled "Short Histories of the Literatures of the World." Bohemian literature was relatively unknown in Western Europe and a large amount of space has been devoted to translated quotations from Bohemian writers. Many of these unknown works have great interest and value. Contents: earliest Bohemian poetry; early prose writers, the precursors of Hus; Hus; period of the Hussite Wars; humanists and theologians; Bohemian historians of the 16th and 17th centuries; revival of Bohemian literature.


Mendelssohn Is on the Roof (Jewish Lives)
Jiri Weil, Marie Winn (Translator)
0810116863
November 25, 1998
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From Publishers Weekly
Originally published in Czech in 1960, this novel by the author of Life with a Star is a fierce and mocking portrayal of ordinary lives as they are changed by the presence of the Nazis in occupied Prague. When top-level Nazi Reinhard Heydrich attends a performance of Don Giovanni at Prague's concert hall, he is not only disturbed by the vengeance of the Commendatore's statue in Mozart's opera, but by the sight of a statue of the composer Mendelssohn (who was born a Jew, but converted to Christianity) atop the roof of the hall. He orders it removed. But the hapless low-level minions whose task this becomes cannot identify Mendelssohn's likeness amongst the rooftop statuary. In a series of biting ironies, Weil, who died in 1959, takes us on a guided tour of the hearts and minds of both victims and persecutors....


Engendering Slavic Literatures
Pamela Chester
0253210429
April 1996
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Five Days of the Ghost
William Bell
0773673687
Mar 1992
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Book Description
Poking around a sacred Indian burial ground in the middle of the night with her brother, John, isn't Karen Stone's idea of a great way to start off the summer. But she lets John talk her into it, and the two are plunged into a world they never imagined existed - a world where past and present blend, where the spirits of the dead communicate with the living. With the help of John's classmate, Weird Noah Webster, an expert on all things supernatural, Karen and John try to unravel the mystery that surrounds them. At times amused and fascinated, at times terrified, Karen is forced to confront something she has been running from for far too long.


Engendering Slavic Literatures
Pamela Chester
0253330165
April 1996
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South Slavic Writers Before World War II
Vasa D. Mihailovich
0810357089
Dec 1994
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The Garden Party and Other Plays
Vaclav Havel
080213307X
September 1993
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech


Poetics of Becoming
Roman Katsman
0820498165
Jan 2006
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The Slavic Literatures and Modernism: A Nobel Symposium, August 5-8 1985, Vol. 16
Nils OAke Nilsson
917402180X
October 1986
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American Contributions to the Tenth International Congress of Slavists Literature (Sofia 1988)
Jane Gary Harris
0893571911
September 1988
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Polish, Russian


With Fire and Sword
Henryk Sienkiewicz, W.S. Kuniczak
0870529749
April 1991
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth still controlled eastern Europe in 1647, but during that year everything changed. The first sparks appeared in the Ukraine, where a domestic dispute between Bohdan Hmyelnitzki and his neighbor mushroomed into a full-blown Cossack rebellion against the gentry. Long-smoldering resentments flashed into a wildfire of rape, pillage, and murder as the peasants joined the Cossack army and fought their way toward Warsaw, bringing with them the dreaded hordes of Tartars from the east. Fighting in this epic conflict, Yan Skshetuski, commander of armored knights in the prince's army, falls in love with the beautiful Helen, only to have her stolen by the Cossacks. Thus, the string of ensuing battles becomes not just a struggle for Poland's survival but a search by Skshetuski and his fellow...


The Cunning Little Vixen
Rudolf Tesnohlidek, et al
0374133468
October 1, 1985
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From Publishers Weekly
First published in 1920, this hugely popular Czech tale is only now translated into English, though it has long been familiar to Americans through the Leos Janacek opera based on it. The eponymous vixen is trapped by a forester and raised for a time in his home, where she adapts for her own needs the ways of humans and their house pets. All her basest instincts are sharpened: she kills fowl less to feed her body than her pride; she flatters adoring young males for personal gain and leaves them heart-broken; she mouths church litany to allay the suspicions of woodland critics. But when a handsome young fox takes a shine to her, she is as defenseless as a schoolgirl, risking notoriety for the joys of sex. In other words, animals are neither better nor worse than humans, neither more nor less hypocritical, greedy...


Comparative History of Slavic Literatures
Dmitrij Cizevskij
0826513719
Jan 2000
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Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Literature in Post-Communist Russia and Eastern Europe: The Russian, Czech and Slovak Fiction of the Changes, 1988-98
Rajendra A. Chitnis
0415355575
December 2004
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Book Description
This book considers Russian, Czech and Slovak fiction in the late communist and early post-communist periods. It focuses on the most innovative trend to emerge in this period, on those writers who, during and after the collapse of communism, characterized themselves as 'liberators' of literature. It shows how these writers in their fiction and critical work reacted against the politicization of literature by Marxist-Leninist and dissident ideologues, rejecting the conventional perception of literature as moral teacher, and redefining the nature and purpose of writing. The book demonstrates how this quest, enacted in the works of these writers, served for many critics and readers as a metaphor for the wider disorientation and crisis precipitated by the collapse of communism.


Jakobsonian Poetics and Slavic Narrative: From Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn
Krystyna Pomorska
0822312336
October 1992
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Bend Sinister (Vintage International)
Vladimir Nabokov
0679727272
April 14, 1990
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Book Description
The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic.  While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. It is first and foremost a compelling narrative about a civilized man and his child caught up in the tyranny of a police state.  Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man.  In a folly of bureaucratic bungling and ineptitude, the government attempts to co-opt Krug's support in order to validate the new regime.

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