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Faithful Ruslan

Written by Georgi Vladimov
Translated by Michael Glenny

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-67-7 (1-935554-67-0)

Unavailable for twenty years, this harrowing allegory of obedience to authority is esteemed as “one of the defining literary texts of the post-Stalin period.” (The Guardian)

A starving stray, tortured and abandoned by the godlike “Master” whom he has unconditionally loved, Ruslan and his cadre of fellow guard dogs dutifully wait for... Read more >
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The Magical Chorus
A History of Russian Culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn
Written by Solomon Volkov

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7786-1 (1-4000-7786-9)

From the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to the brutal cult of Stalin to the ebullient, uncertain days of perestroika, nowhere has the inextricable relationship between politics and culture been more starkly illustrated than in twentieth-century Russia.

In the first book to fully examine the intricate and often deadly interconnection between... Read more >
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Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think

Written by Alexander Vvedensky
Edited by Eugene Ostashevsky
Translated by Matvei Yankelevich and Eugene Ostashevsky

Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Poets
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-630-6 (1-59017-630-8)

“I raise[d] my hand against concepts,” wrote Alexander Vvedensky, “I enacted a poetic critique of reason.” This weirdly and wonderfully philosophical poet was born in 1904, grew up in the midst of war and revolution, and reached his artistic maturity as Stalin was twisting the meaning of words in grotesque and... Read more >
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Farewell Shanghai

Written by Angel Wagenstein
Translated by Elizabeth Frank and Deliana Simeonova

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-308-8 (1-59051-308-8)

Elisabeth and Theodore Weissberg, famous musicians, Hilde, a young film extra, and Vladek, an Eastern European adventurer wanted by the police on political charges, flee Nazi Germany for Shanghai at the onset of World War II. A magnet for every human ambition and vice, Shanghai is a city of extremes–of dazzling... Read more >

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Russian Poets

Edited by Peter Washington

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26974-4 (0-307-26974-4)

Russian poets have always been admired for the lyric and emotional intensity with which they forge private and public experience into verse, and this volume gathers together some of the best-loved, and most powerful and immediate poems from the greatest Russian poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here is the... Read more >

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Written by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Translated by Natasha Randall
Foreword by Bruce Sterling

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7462-1 (0-8129-7462-X)

An inspiration for George Orwell’s 1984 and a precursor to the work of Philip K. Dick and Stanislaw Lem, We is a classic of dystopian science fiction ripe for rediscovery. Written in 1921 by the Russian revolutionary Yevgeny Zamyatin, this story of the thirtieth century is set in the One State... Read more >
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Journey Into the Past

Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Anthea Bell
Introduction by Andre Aciman

Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-367-1 (1-59017-367-8)

“A focused new translation of the late Zweig’s (1881—1942) gorgeous and sad novella spotlights the hopeless passion between a young man and his employer’s wife. Ludwig, an ambitious young man from an impoverished background, finds employment with a famous industrialist in Frankfurt-am-Main and is eventually pressed into service as the industrialist’s... Read more >
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