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Literature

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Literature
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   -German
   -Russian

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Russian Experimental Fiction: Resisting Ideology After Utopia, Clowes, Edith W.
1 Clowes, Edith W.
Russian Experimental Fiction: Resisting Ideology After Utopia
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press: 1993: 069103222X / 9780691032221: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 236 pages with Bibliography and Index. Publisher's synopsis: "Clowes advances the provocative hypothesis that the certain recent Russian novels constitute a special category of 'meta-utopian' works by virtue of their playful skepticism toward political and social 'realities' of the past, present, and future.": 08332: 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
Klassenlekture 106 Autoren stellen sich vor mit ihren selbst ausgewahlten Texten, Engelmann, Bernt and Walter Jens
2 Engelmann, Bernt and Walter Jens
Klassenlekture 106 Autoren stellen sich vor mit ihren selbst ausgewahlten Texten
Hamburg, Germany: Albrecht Knaus Verlag: 1982: 3813563774 / 9783813563771: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: 525 pages. German text.: 08280: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Critical Essays, Enzensberger, Hans Magnus Edited By Reinhold Grimm and Bruce armstrong)
3 Enzensberger, Hans Magnus Edited By Reinhold Grimm and Bruce armstrong)
Critical Essays
New York: Continuum: 1982: 0826402585 / 9780826402585: First Thus: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Ex-Library: Former library copy from the Goethe Institute in Houston, whose stamp is on the page facing the title page. Other markings include a label on the spine and a card pocket. The jacket has a protective cover adhered to the book. A clean copy other than the library markings. Translated into English for this volume, No. 98, in the German Library Series. [xvi] 250 pp., Foreword by John Simon.: 04487: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Tomboy, Meinecke, Thomas
4 Meinecke, Thomas
Tomboy
Franfurt: Suhrkamp: 1998: 3518409956 / 9783518409954: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Light wear, rubbing to jacket. Ex-lib copy form the Goethe Institute in Houston. Usual library markings to spine, endpapers. Jacket adhered to boards with clear protector. Clean copy in nice condition aside from library markings.: 06449: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Four Contemporary Russian Writers, Porter, Robert
5 Porter, Robert
Four Contemporary Russian Writers
Oxford, England: Berg Publishers: 1989: 0854962468 / 9780854962464: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: EX-LIBRARY COPY: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 184 pages with Biographical Notes, Selected Bibliography, and Index. The four writers: Rasputin, Aitmatov, Voynovich, and Vladimov.: 08330: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau in Fourteen Volumes Bound as Two, Thoreau, Henry David
6 Thoreau, Henry David
The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau in Fourteen Volumes Bound as Two
Toronto: Dover Publications: 1962: Reprint: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Very mild wear to both volumes except for the dust jacket of the first book, where the laminate on the majority of the front panel has bubbled. The second book in the set has a price-clipped dust jacket. Clean copies, no writing or marks. Volumes I-VII (1837-1855) comprise the first book and Volumes VIII-XIV (1855-1861) comprise the second book. This Dover edition, first published in 1962, is an unabridged republication of the work first published by the Houghton Mifflin Company in 1906. With barcodes on the jackets, these volumes are obviously not 1962, but the reprint date is not indicated. However, this printing maintains the 1962 edition's new Foreword by Walter Harding, Secretary of the Thoreau Society and a photographic reproduction of one page of the manuscript journal. Introduction by Bradford Torrey. 1,888 pages. These are large, heavy books and the package weight of about 13 pounds will require extra postage if expedited or international delivery is desired.: 09301: 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
An Obsession with History: Russian Writers Confront the Past, Wachtel, Andrew Baruch
7 Wachtel, Andrew Baruch
An Obsession with History: Russian Writers Confront the Past
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press: 1994: 0804722463 / 9780804722469: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: EX-LIBRARY COPY: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 276 pages with Notes, Works Cited, and Index. From the dust jacket: "Russians have frequently seemed transfixed by the idea of the singularity of their own history and by the relationship of that history to the history of the outside world. In particular, three notions stand out, related to each other to be sure, but by no means unproblematically so. First of all, there is the conviction of absolute difference; Russians insist, even in the face of evidence to the contrary - that their nation's past is unlike that of any other country. Second is the belief that Russia will somehow be able to overcome history, to jump out of time as it were, and thereby escape the strong allure of her history. And third is the frequent assertion that although all may not be well with her in the present, Russia's unusual past ensures that she will have a unique role to play in the future; she is the messiah among nations whose time will come after the apocalyptic crash of the present order. The author traces the role of Russian literature over two hundred years in creating and sustaining these three notions. He shows that, contrary to European practice, Russian writers of belles lettres in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries never abdicated the right to define the nation's past. Indeed, Russia's major writers - from Catherine the Great through Karamzin, Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Khlebnikov, Tynianov, and Solzhenitsyn - have felt it incumbent upon them to produce works on historical themes. However, rather than assert the primacy of poetic experience, they all produced complementary texts on the same historical subject, one text claiming to be non-fictional and one text claiming to be "poetic." This approach allowed the writers to exploit the differences in tone, approach, and authority that by convention have separated imaginative literature and history. The result is a tradition of intergeneric dialogue, in which a chosen historical period is illuminated through multiple, competing narrative perspectives. The author describes the development of this tradition through an analysis of major works including Karamzin's History of the Russian State, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. His analysis of this tradition has a dual purpose: to provide a window on the peculiar Russian attitude toward history and to allow us to read some major works of Russian literature in a new light.": 08331: 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Stücke, Wedekind, Frank
8 Wedekind, Frank
Stücke
Müchen: Langen-Müller: 1970: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Very Good: Previous owner name in small script on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket has some edge wear, primarily at the top of the front panel where the laminate is peeling a bit. Preserved now in a clear Mylar cover. 389 pages.: 08279: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Text Counter Text: Rereadings in Russian Literary History, Zholkovsky, Alexander
9 Zholkovsky, Alexander
Text Counter Text: Rereadings in Russian Literary History
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press: 1994: 0804723168 / 9780804723169: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 370 pages with Notes, Works Cited, and Index. From the publisher: "Russian literary history has been rich in instances of later writers rereading and interpreting earlier ones. This text participates in this cultural process by proposing new interpretations of a number of familiar and lesser-known texts by such authors as Tolstoy, Zoshchenko, and Pushkin.": 08339: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 



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