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Dictionary of Russian Idioms and ColloquialismsWasyl Jaszczun The dictionary covers phraseological fusions, units, and combinations; single words used figuratively; and colloquialisms. Each idiom or colloquialism, translated into English, is accompanied by a sentence in Russian showing its correct use.

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History of Russian Literary Theory and CriticismEvgeny DobrenkoThis volume assembles the work of leading international scholars in a comprehensive history of Russian literary theory and criticism from 1917 to the post-Soviet age. By examining the dynamics of literary criticism and theory in three arenas—political, intellectual, and institutional—the authors capture the progression and structure of Russian literary criticism and its changing function and discourse. For the first time anywhere, this collection analyzes all of the important theorists and major critical movements during a tumultuous ideological period in Russian history, including developments in émigré literary theory and criticism.

Winner of the 2012 Efim Etkind Prize for the best book on Russian culture, awarded by the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia.
Parables from the PastJoseph Mozur Jr.Mozur traces the development of Chingiz Aitmatov's fiction from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, and discusses his work against the Soviet political and cultural background in which it was created.

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Prince of FireRadmila GorupWinner of the 1998 Misha Djordjevic Award for the best book on Serbian culture in English, this is the first English anthology of Serbian fiction in thirty years. The anthology represents works by established writers with international reputations and promising new writers spanning the generation born between 1930 and 1960.
Rewriting CapitalismBeth HolmgrenHolmgren examines how capitalism in turn-of-the-century Russia and the Kingdom of Poland affected the elitist culture of literature, publishing, book markets, and readership.

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Songs of the Serbian PeopleMilne HoltonIn the early nineteenth century Serb scholar Vuk Karadzic collected and published now classic transcriptions of Balkan oral poetry. This edition, by taking great care to preserve the unique meter and rhythm at the heart of Serbian oral poetry as well as the idiom of the original singers, offers the most complete and authoritative translations ever assembled in English.
Structure of Russian in OutlineCharles BidwellA brief, structurally-oriented reference grammar of Russian for use by advanced students, Slavicists, and linguists, this book can also be used as a text for courses on the linguistic structure of Russian or advanced Russian grammar.

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Walls Behind the CurtainHarold SegelFor the first time, The Walls Behind the Curtain presents a collection of works from East European novelists, poets, playwrights, and essayists who wrote during or after their captivity under communism. Harold B. Segel paints a backdrop of the political culture and prison and labor camp systems of each country, then offers biographical information on individual writers and presents excerpts of their writing.

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