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1 (Dostoevksy, Fyodor). Wellek, Rene, edited by DOSTOEVSKY: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc./A Spectrum Book, (1963). Second printing. In the Twentieth Century Views series. Hardcover. Pages and endsheets very mildly age-toned, else fine, in black binding with gilt spine titling; in a very good plus, lightly age-toned, somewhat edgeworn, illustrated dust jacket. 180 pages, including chronology, notes, bibliography. 
Gathers a wide spectrum of critical views toward the great Russian "tragedian of ideas"--his works seen from psychoanalytical, existential, theological and Marxist perspectives. Wellek's intro sketches the history of Dostoevsky criticism and influence. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Dostoevsky, Fyodor). Magarshack, David DOSTOEVSKY: First Love
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., (1961). B0007ECZS4 First edition, first printing: limited edition. Hardcover. Tiny tear to half-title at lower staple, discoloration to spine and adjacent area of upper rear cover, wear to cover fore-edges, thus about near fine; in textured paper-over-boards with gilt lettered and ruled tan cloth shelfback; no dust jacket. 
Excerpt from Magarshack's then-upcoming biography of the Russian writer (published in 1962), distributed as New Year's greeting to "friends of the author and publisher." 32 pages. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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3 (Nabokov, Vladimir). Rampton, David VLADIMIR NABOKOV: A Critical Study of the Novels
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1984). 0521276713 / 9780521276719 First edition, first printing: Trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. Octavo. 233 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 (Pasternak, Boris). Rudova, Larissa UNDERSTANDING BORIS PASTERNAK
(Columbia, South Carolina): University of South Carolina Press, (1997). 1570031436 / 9781570031434 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red faux-leather with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 211 pages; chronology; notes; select bibliography; general index; and index of works. 
Pasternak was selected in this series of studies on world authors, not just for his only novel DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, but principally for his major ranking as a great Russian poet. An introduction to the author's life and works. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Potebnja, Alexander A.). Fizer, John ALEXANDER A. POTEBNJA'S PSYCHOLINGUISTIC THEORY OF LITERATURE: A Metacritical Inquiry
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, (1986). 0916458164 / 9780916458164 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 164 pages; bibliography, and an index. 
Study written for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute that examines the life and theories of the 19th century Ukrainian linguist, who became very influential in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, before being renounced and almost forgotten in the 1930s. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 (Rozanov, Vasily). Payne, Rober, edited with an introduction by THE APOCALYPSE OF OUR TIME and other writings by Vasily Rozanov
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1977). 0275235203 / 9780275235208 First edition, first printing. Full-page inscription to museum director and author Rexford Stead, SIGNED by the author, Robert Payne. Hardcover. Stead's embossed ownership seal to four pages, else near fine in blue boards with black spine titles; in a lightly shelfworn and slightly nicked dust jacket. 301 pages; four photographic plates. 
English translation, by noted biographer and historian Robert Payne and Nikita Romanoff, of the major works of Vasily Rozanov (1856-1919), regarded as "the most important writer of the twentieth century" by exiled poet Joseph Brodsky. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 (Solzhenitsyn, Alexander). Allaback, Steven ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1978). 0800801679 / 9780800801670 First edition. Hardcover. Nearly fine with a hint of shelf wear, in an illustrated dust jacket that shows very light age-toning. 
A biography of the Nobel prize-winning writer. Allaback concentrates mostly on Solzhenitsyn the writer by studying his work, including THE FIRST CIRCLE, THE CANCER WARD and AUGUST 1914. With a selected bibliography. 222 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 (Turgenev, Ivan). Knowles, A.V. IVAN TURGENEV
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). 0805782419 / 9780805782417 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Knowles argues that Turgenev, a stylist who influenced Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn and perhaps the symbolists, did not make his greatest contribution with the novel. Twayne's World Authors Series #776. 144 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 (Turgenev, Ivan). Wasiolek, Edward FATHERS AND SONS: Russia at the Cross-roads
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 080579445X / 9780805794458 First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Tragedy'' by Pablo Picasso. Chronology of Turgenev's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
Turgenev's 1862 masterwork about two generations in conflict is studied in terms of the argument it was making for the future of Russia. Wasiolek analyzes the young radical, his lover, and the conservative aristocrat, and the role each fulfills. 
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10 Aksyonov, Vassily GENERATIONS OF WINTER
New York: Random House, (1994). 039456961X / 9780394569611 First edition in English. Translated from the Russian by John Glad and Christopher Morris. Hardcover. Faint soiling to fore-edge (nearly invisible), hint of a crimp to spine crown, else fine, in a fine dust jacket. 
"Aksyonov has of the most original voices of that amazing Russian epoch the communist era. GENERATIONS OF WINTER should confirm his place among the giants of twentieth-century Russian literature."--Robert G. Kaiser. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Artzibashev, Michael; illustrated by Cameron Wright SANINE: A Russian Love Novel
New York: Three Sirens Press, (1932). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-stamped red cloth; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket; jacket art by Politzer. A superb copy! 
Deluxe, illustrated edition of the Russian novel first published in English in 1914. Translated into English by Percy Pinkerton. The line engravings, reproduced as full-page illustrations, chapter heads, endpieces, and intext art, are by Cameron Wright. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Chekhov, Anton GREATEST PLAYS
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1979). Reprint. Fine, as-new, in wine-red faux-leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration; hubbed spine, all edges gilt, decorative endpapers. 
The Russian doctor's THE CHERRY ORCHARD; THE SEA GULL; THE THREE SISTERS; and UNCLE VANYA. In the translations of Elisaveta Fen, and illustrated by Stan Hunter. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Daniels, Guy, selected and translated by; illustrated by Feodor Rojankovksy THE FALCON UNDER THE HAT: Russian Merry Tales and Fairy Tales
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1969). B000FH9R84 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint dampstaining to upper page edges, a dot of stain to fore-edge, thus near fine, in bright orange cloth with white lettering and green decorative rules; in age-toned, worn illustrated dust jacket with corresponding stains to upper front and rear. 
Sixteen rapid-fire tales of domestic comedy and faerie enchantment, drawn from a rich oral tradition (and blended with a detail or two from Daniels' personal experience), accompanied by b&w and color illustrations from the Russian-born Rojankovsky. 
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14 Emtsev, Mikhail & Parnov, Eremei WORLD SOUL
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1978). 0025360205 / 9780025360204 First edition in English. Translated by Antonina W. Bouis from the Russian DUSHA MIRA. In the Best of Soviet SF series. Hardcover. Top page edges spotted, else near fine, in silver-lettered teal cloth over jade boards; in a very faintly age-toned pictorial dust jacket that has been neatly price-clipped. Introduction by Theodore Sturgeon. Jacket illustration by Richard Powers. 
A brilliant scientist at the Institute of Telepathy discovers the biotosis--a biological mutation that links all of human consciousness through telepathy. "What an extraordinary novel this is! It is good fiction. It is good science."--Sturgeon. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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15 Emtsev, Mikhail & Parnov, Eremei WORLD SOUL
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1978). 0025360205 / 9780025360204 First edition in English. Translated by Antonina W. Bouis from the Russian DUSHA MIRA. Hardcover. Faint remainder dot to upper page edges, abrasion and tiny dampstain to spine crown, thus near fine, in silver-lettered teal cloth over jade boards; in a nearly fine, very faintly age-toned pictorial dust jacket with a tiny corner crease to rear flap. 
"Combines Frankenstein horrors with detailed speculation on the collective consciousness."--Clute and Nicholls. In the Best of Soviet SF series. Terrific jacket illustration by Richard Powers. Introduction by Theodore Sturgeon. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Gakov, Vladimir, edited by; translated from the Russian by Roger DeGaris WORLD'S SPRING
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., (1981). 0025421808 / 9780025421806 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine, in copper-lettered blue cloth shelfback over black boards; in a very mildly rubbed, very lightly edgeworn, nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Richard Powers. 
Twenty-one prize-winning sf and fantasy stories from the Soviet Union, with introductions and commentaries by Gakov. This anthology won the Jules Verne prize when it was published in Sweden. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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New York/Washington: Praeger Publishers, (1972). B000CSMZWQ First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Moura Budberg. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 265 pages. Octavo. 
Originally intended by Gorki to be called THE BOOK OF RUSSIANS AS THEY HAVE BEEN. "My vision of the Russian people as exceptionally gifted and uncommon does not fail me. Even the fools in Russia are peculiarly foolish, foolish in a way of their own." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Hasty, Olga Peters & Fusso, Susanne, editors and translators AMERICA THROUGH RUSSIAN EYES 1874-1926
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (1988). 0300040156 / 9780300040159 First edition. Red cloth Hardcover. Purple line to the lower page edges, an abraded spot to one lower corner tip, and a lightly bumped upper corner tip to the front cover, else very good plus; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with tears, cello-tape, and nicks to the extremities. 
226 pages, nine b&w photographs, notes and references at the end of each chapter, and an index. A collection of travel accounts by Russian writers including Grigorij Machtet, Vladimir Korolenko, Vladimir Bogoraz, Maxim Gorky, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Hayward, Max and Crowley, Edward L., editors SOVIET LITERATURE IN THE SIXTIES: An International Symposium
London: Methuen and Co Ltd, (1965). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Very mildly bumped upper corner tip, else a near fine copy in teal boards with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 221 pages, list of contributors, bibliography, index. 
A collection of essays originally presented at a symposium held in Bad Wiessee, USSR in 1963. The pieces address various aspects of sixties Soviet literature, including the political background, the non-Russian language literature, and Soviet publishing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Press, (1989). 0312016670 / 9780312016678 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly rubbed printed dust jacket. 202 pages, notes on contributors, index. 
A collection of essays on the literature of Russia and Eastern Europe, based on a series of seminars held in 1985. The theme of the pieces is the ability of significant works to be produced under severe censorship and political control. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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