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Pnin

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Hardcover, 184 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4198-5 (1-4000-4198-8)

“Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically.” —John Updike

One of the best-loved of Nabokov’s novels, Pnin features his funniest and most heartrending character. Professor Timofey Pnin is a haplessly disoriented Russian émigré precariously employed on an American college campus in the 1950s. Pnin struggles to... Read more >
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Pnin

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72341-7 (0-679-72341-2)

Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the... Read more >
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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72726-2 (0-679-72726-4)

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a perversely magical literary detective story--subtle, intricate, leading to a tantalizing climax--about the mysterious life of a famous writer. After Knight's death, his half-brother sets out to penetrate the enigma of his life; his search proves to be a story as intriguing as any... Read more >
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Speak, Memory

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Hardcover, 344 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 23, 1999
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40553-2 (0-375-40553-4)

This edition of Speak, Memory includes a never-before-published Chapter 16 exclusive to this Everyman's Library edition.

From one of the 20th century's great writers comes one of the finest autobiographies of our time. Speak, Memory was first published by Vladimir Nabokov in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised and... Read more >
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Speak, Memory
An Autobiography Revisited
Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 28, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72339-4 (0-679-72339-0)

First published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence, then assiduously revised in 1966, Speak, Memory is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works.

"When he is writing about someone or something he loves, he is irresistible; when he is writing... Read more >
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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 9, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72997-6 (0-679-72997-6)

From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales--eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time--display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination... Read more >
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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Translated by Anastasia Tolstoy and Thomas Karshan
Introduction by Thomas Karshan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95066-6 (0-307-95066-2)

Vladimir Nabokov’s earliest major work, written when he was twenty-four, is a full-length play in verse of Shakespearean beauty and richness.

The story of an incognito king whose love for the wife of a banished revolutionary brings on the chaos the king has fought to prevent, this five-act play was never published in... Read more >
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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Translated by Thomas Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96081-8 (0-307-96081-1)

For the first time in English, Vladimir Nabokov’s earliest major work, written when he was only twenty-four: his only full-length play, introduced by Thomas Karshan and beautifully translated by Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy.

The Tragedy of Mister Morn was written in the winter of 1923­­–1924, when Nabokov was completely unknown. The five-act... Read more >
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Transparent Things

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72541-1 (0-679-72541-5)

"Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero, Hugh Person, to Switzerland...As a young publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R., but falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her from a grinning Scandinavian and returns to NY with his bride...Eight years later...Hugh makes a lone sentimental... Read more >
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Vintage Nabokov

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3401-7 (1-4000-3401-9)

“It was Nabokov’s gift to bring paradise wherever he alighted.” —John Updike, The New York Review of Books

Vladimir Nabokov’s brilliant, endlessly inventive imagination and pyrotechnical literary genius continue to astound in the stories “The Return of Chorb,” “The Aurelian,” “Russian Spoken Here,” “Cloud, Castle, Lake,” “Mademoiselle O,” “A Forgotten Poet,” “Time... Read more >
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Doctor Zhivago

Written by Boris Pasternak
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39095-0 (0-307-39095-0)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its original publication, here is the only paperback edition now available of the classic story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover and a hardcover.

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Doctor Zhivago

Written by Boris Pasternak
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-37769-2 (0-307-37769-5)

Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize–winning masterpiece comes gloriously to life in a magnificent new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the award-winning translators of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and to whom, The New York Review of Books declared, “the English-speaking world is indebted.”

First published in Italy in 1957 amid... Read more >

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The Foundation Pit

Written by Andrey Platonov
Afterword by Robert Chandler
Translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-305-3 (1-59017-305-8)

Translated from the Russian by Robert & Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson
With notes and an afterword by Robert Chandler and Olga Meerson

In Andrey Platonov’s The Foundation Pit, a team of workers has been given the job of digging the foundation of an immense edifice, a palatial home for the perfect future... Read more >

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Happy Moscow

Written by Andrey Platonov
Translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Nadya Bourova
Introduction by Robert Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-585-9 (1-59017-585-9)

Moscow Chestnova is a bold and glamorous girl, a beautiful parachutist who grew up with the Revolution. As an orphan, she knew tough times–but things are changing now. Comrade Stalin has proclaimed that “Life has become better! Life has become merrier!” and Moscow herself is poised to join the Soviet elite... Read more >

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The Captain's Daughter
And Other Stories
Written by Alexander Pushkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94965-3 (0-307-94965-6)

Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five “Tales of Belkin” contrasts with a dark fable of... Read more >
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The Collected Stories

Written by Alexander Pushkin


Format: Hardcover, 616 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40549-5 (0-375-40549-6)

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Eugene Onegin and Other Poems
and Other Poems
Written by Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Charles Johnston


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-40672-0 (0-375-40672-7)

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Tales of Belkin

Written by Alexander Pushkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-1-933633-73-2 (1-933633-73-5)

First published anonymously in 1830, Alexander Pushkin's The Tales of Belkin contains his first prose works, comprised of an introductory note and five linked stories, ostensibly collected by the scholar Ivan Belkin. Centering variously around military figures, the wealthy, and businessmen; this beautiful novella gives a vivid portrait of nineteenth century... Read more >
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Train to Trieste

Written by Domnica Radulescu


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38836-0 (0-307-38836-0)

In the summer of 1977, seventeen-year-old Mona Manoliu falls in love with Mihai, a green-eyed boy who lives in Brasov, the romantic mountain city where she spends her summers. But under the Ceausescu dictatorship, paranoia infects everyone; soon Mona begins to suspect that Mihai is part of the secret police. As... Read more >
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The Stray Dog Cabaret
A Book of Russian Poems
Afterword by Honor Moore
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Introduction by Catherine Ciepiela


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-191-2 (1-59017-191-8)

A New York Review Books Original

A master anthology of Russia’s most important poetry, newly collected and never before published in English

In the years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Stray Dog cabaret in St. Petersburg was the haunt of poets, artists, and musicians, a place to meet, drink, read, brawl, celebrate... Read more >

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Memoirs of a Revolutionary

Written by Victor Serge
Edited by Richard Greeman
Translated by Peter Sedgwick and George Paizis
Foreword by Adam Hochschild


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-451-7 (1-59017-451-8)

Victor Serge is one of the great men of the twentieth century: anarchist, revolutionary, agitator, theoretician, historian of his times, and a fearless truth-teller. Here Serge describes his upbringing in Belgium, the child of a family of exiled Russian revolutionary intellectuals, his early life as an activist, his time in a... Read more >

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And Quiet Flows the Don

Written by Mikhail Sholokhov


Format: Trade Paperback, 564 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 1989
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72521-3 (0-679-72521-0)

In his enormous epic of Cossack life during the Revolution...Mikhail Sholokhov has achieved even greater power, sustained narrative gift and stirring human truthfulness."--New York Times

"In addition to its panoramic grandeur, the wealth of its characters and its historic realism, Sholokhov's book is memorable for its portrayal of the primitive and already... Read more >

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The Queue

Written by Vladimir Sorokin
Afterword by Vladimir Sorokin
Translated by Sally Laird


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-274-2 (1-59017-274-4)

Vladimir Sorokin’s first published novel, The Queue, is a sly comedy about the late Soviet years of stagnation. Thousands of citizens are in line for . . . nobody knows quite what, but the rumors are flying. Leather or suede? Jackets, jeans? Turkish, Swedish, maybe even American? It doesn’t matter–if anything... Read more >

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Marzi

Written by Marzena Sowa
Illustrated by Sylvain Savoia


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2959-7 (1-4012-2959-X)

“I am Marzi, born in 1979, ten years before the end of communism in Poland. My father works at a factory, my mother at a dairy. Social problems are at their height. Empty stores are our daily bread. I’m scared of spiders and the world of adults doesn’t seem like a... Read more >

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They Carry a Promise
Selected Poems
Written by Janusz Szuber
Translated by Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26753-5 (0-307-26753-9)

This bracing collection marks the first appearance in English of the Polish poet Janusz Szuber, hailed as the greatest discovery in Polish poetry of the late twentieth century when, in his late forties, he began publishing the work he’d been producing for almost thirty years. Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska has called... Read more >
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