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Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov

Written by Stella Adler
Edited by Barry Paris


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74698-0 (0-679-74698-6)

In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen ("The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen. . .Miller and Odets, Inge and O'Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him"), August Strindberg ("He understood... Read more >
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Anna Akhmatova

Written by Anna Akhmatova
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26424-4 (0-307-26424-6)

A legend in her own time both for her brilliant poetry and for her resistance to oppression, Anna Akhmatova—denounced by the Soviet regime for her “eroticism, mysticism, and political indifference”—is one of the greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century.

Before the revolution, Akhmatova was a wildly popular young poet who lived... Read more >

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Generations of Winter

Written by Vassily Aksyonov


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 21, 1995
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76182-2 (0-679-76182-9)

With Tolstoyan narrative power and the emotional grandeur of Doctor Zhivago, Generations of Winter is the story of a Russian family struggling to survive amid the convulsions of the Stalin era. These men and women, woven together with such actual figures as Joseph Stalin and Laventry Beria, populate this triumphantly moving... Read more >

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Blooms of Darkness
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4280-5 (0-8052-4280-5)

A new novel from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Israeli writer (“One of the greatest writers of the age”—The Guardian), a haunting, heartbreaking story of love and loss.

The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and eleven-year-old Hugo is brought by his mother to the... Read more >
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Katerina
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 7, 2006
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1198-6 (0-8052-1198-5)

Fleeing an abusive home and trying to purge herself of self-destructive behaviors, Katerina, a teenage Ukranian peasant, is taken in by a Jewish family and becomes their housekeeper. Adopting their customs and rituals, feeling the warmth of family life for the first time, she is traumatized when the parents are murdered... Read more >
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Laish
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4159-4 (0-8052-4159-0)

A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con artists and adventurers, victims of pogroms who have no place else to go–they are all on a pilgrimage... Read more >

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The Story of a Life

Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1126-9 (0-8052-1126-8)

When Aharon Appelfeld was seven years old the Nazis occupied Czernowitz, his hometown. They penned the Jews into a ghetto and eventually sent whoever had not been shot or starved to death on a forced march across the Ukraine to a labor camp. As men, women, and children fall away around... Read more >
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The Way of a Pilgrim

Translated by Helen Bacovcin
Foreword by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: June 17, 1985
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-46814-5 (0-385-46814-8)

This classic work of Russian spirituality has captivated countless readers with its tale of a nineteenth-century peasant seeking the truth with simple humility, finding joy and plenty everywhere in life. Read more >
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The Transylvanian Trilogy, Volumes II & III
They Were Found Wanting, They Were Divided
Written by Miklos Banffy


Format: Hardcover, 856 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71230-2 (0-375-71230-5)

The celebrated The Transylvanian Trilogy by Count Miklós Bánffy is a stunning historical epic set in the lost world of the Hungarian aristocracy just before World War I. Written in the 1930s and first discovered by the English-speaking world after the fall of communism in Hungary, Bánffy’s novels were translated in... Read more >

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The Transylvanian Trilogy, Volume I
They Were Counted
Written by Miklos Banffy
Introduction by Hugh Thomas


Format: Hardcover, 696 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71229-6 (0-375-71229-1)

The celebrated The Transylvanian Trilogy by Count Miklós Bánffy is a stunning historical epic set in the lost world of the Hungarian aristocracy just before World War I. Written in the 1930s and first discovered by the English-speaking world after the fall of communism in Hungary, Bánffy’s novels were translated in... Read more >

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The Year Is '42
A Novel
Written by Nella Bielski
Translated by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7664-2 (1-4000-7664-1)

Wehrmacht officer Karl Bazinger is living the high life in Occupied Paris. But with his glamorous dinner companions and his open disdain for the Nazis, he begins to attract the attention of the SS. He is drawn into further trouble when he receives a suspicious visit from a friend who may... Read more >
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Pushkin
A Biography
Written by T.J. Binyon


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7652-9 (1-4000-7652-8)

In the course of his short, dramatic life, Aleksandr Pushkin gave Russia not only its greatest poetry—including the novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin—but a new literary language. He also gave it a figure of enduring romantic allure–fiery, restless, extravagant, a prodigal gambler and inveterate seducer of women. Having forged a dazzling, controversial career... Read more >
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Black Snow

Written by Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated by Michael Glenny


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-214-7 (1-61219-214-9)

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A Country Doctor's Notebook

Written by Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated by Michael Glenny


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-190-4 (1-61219-190-8)

Part autobiography, part fiction, this early work by the author of The Master and Margarita shows a literary master at the dawn of his craft, and a nation divided by centuries of unequal progress.

In 1916 a 25-year-old, newly qualified doctor named Mikhail Bulgakov was posted to the remote Russian countryside. He brought to... Read more >
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The Heart of a Dog

Written by Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated by Michael Glenny


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-288-8 (1-61219-288-2)

A new edition of Mikhail Bulgakov’s fantastical precursor to The Master and Margarita.

A key work of early modernism, this is the superbly comic story of a Soviet scientist and a scroungy Moscow mongrel named Sharik. Attempting a medical first, the scientist transplants the glands of a petty criminal into the dog... Read more >

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The Complete Short Novels

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 30, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3292-1 (1-4000-3292-X)

Although he is best known for his short stories, Anton Chekhov also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels. Now for the first time all five have been brought together in a single volume, and rendered into brilliantly idiomatic English by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa... Read more >
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The Complete Short Novels

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear


Format: Hardcover, 600 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 3, 2004
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4049-0 (1-4000-4049-3)

Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, never wrote a full-length novel, but he wrote five works long enough to be called short novels.

“The Steppe” is the most lyrical of the five, an account of a young boy's frightening journey to enroll in a distant school... Read more >
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The Duel

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Margarita Shalina


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-50-9 (1-935554-50-6)

This new translation of the literary masterpiece– which combines a beautiful romance with high suspense– is here presented for the first time as a stand-alone volume.

One of Chekhov’s most important lengthy works, this remarkable story gives a startling twist to his classic, ongoing study of bourgeois romance when he sets it... Read more >
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The Duel

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by Aleksandar Hemon


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7008-1 (0-8129-7008-X)

First published in 1891, this morality tale pits a scientist, a government worker, his mistress, a deacon, and a physician against one another in a verbal battle of wits and ethics that explodes into a violent contest: the duel. When Laevsky, a lazy youth who works for the government, tires of... Read more >
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Russian Literature
The Complete Short Novels; The Brothers Karamazov; Crime and Punishment; Dead Souls; Collected Stories; Anna Karenina; The Sportsman's Notebook
Written by Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin and Leo Tolstoy


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $168.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-70077-3 (0-307-70077-1)

A collection of great and beloved works of Russian literature from classic novels to masterly stories, including translations by award winners Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers.

Titles included:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov by... Read more >

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Forty Stories

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Robert Payne
Introduction by Robert Payne


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 1991
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73375-1 (0-679-73375-2)

Translated and with an Introduction by Robert Payne. Marvelous and unbearable things are revealed in Chekhov's Forty Stories. Spanning the entirety of his career, this collection includes:

A Fragment
Surgery
The Huntsman
Anyuta
Sleepyhead
The Lady With the Pet Dog
The Little Apples
St. Peter's Day
Joy
The Ninny
Death of a Government Clerk
At... Read more >
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Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Introduction by Richard Pevear


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 31, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38100-9 (0-553-38100-8)

With an Introduction by Richard Pevear.

Stories contains the classic works of Anton Chekhov, as well as rarely anthologized pieces-all of which have been expertly translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The stories selected span the entire length of the famed Russian writer's career and exposes contradictions and rhythms in... Read more >

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The Undiscovered Chekhov
Forty-Three New Stories
Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Peter Constantine
Foreword by Spalding Gray


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 2, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-026-9 (1-58322-026-7)

The Undiscovered Chekhov gives us, in rich abundance, a new Chekhov. Peter Constantine’s historic collection presents 38 new stories and with them a fresh interpretation of the Russian master. In contrast to the brooding representative of a dying century we have seen over and over, here is Chekhov’s work from the... Read more >
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Niki
The Story of a Dog
Written by Tibor Dery
Translated by Edward Hyams
Introduction by George Szirtes


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-318-3 (1-59017-318-X)

“The Dog adopted the Ancsas in the spring of ‘48”: so the story begins. The Ancsas are a middle-aged couple living on the outskirts of Budapest in a ruinous Hungary that is just beginning to wake up from the nightmare of World War II. The new Communist government promises to set... Read more >

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The Adolescent

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71900-4 (0-375-71900-8)

The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a naïve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father’s wrongdoing and the desire to... Read more >
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