Russian Federation

Showing 1–10 of 20 results

  • Sale! Bishop front

    Life of a Bishop’s Assistant
    ( paperback )

    $16.00 $12.80

    Life of a Bishop’s Assistant is a “rewritten” biography of the eighteenth-century historical figure Gavriil Dobrinin. The son of a priest, he became a bishop’s assistant before being fortunate enough to rise all the way to the position of gubernia procurator. Shklovsky illuminates Dobrinin’s obscure story, narrating it with an innovative ingenuity that takes centre stage.


  • Sale! Hamburg Score FC

    The Hamburg Score
    ( paperback )

    $15.00 $12.00

    The Hamburg Score (Gamburgsky schyot) is “a very important concept,” wrote Viktor Shklovsky, the famous Russian literary critic and founder of Russian formalism, in 1928. All wrestlers cheat in performance and allow themselves to lose a fight at the behest of the organizers. But once a year wrestlers gather in Hamburg and fight in private among themselves. It is a long, hard, ugly competition. But this is the only way that they can reveal their real class.


  • Sale! addendum_cov_final

    Addendum to a Photo Album
    ( paperback )

    $13.95 $11.16

    Addendum to a Photo Album is the saga of the births, deaths, and disappearances within the eccentric  Mandrykin family. Following patriarch Malach, a Cossack captain, his wife Annushka, and his many sons, all born with sideburns, it details their fraught relationships, particularly when sitting for the family photographs included in the album of the title.


  • Sale! 978_1_56478_996_9lotman

    Non-Memoirs
    ( paperback )

    $12.95 $10.35

    One afternoon in December 1992, Yuri Lotman sat down to dictate to his assistant. These sessions were spread out over that winter and into the spring of 1993—the final spring of Lotman’s life. The result is this book of memories and recollections.


  • Sale! maya_1106_2_cs3

    Maya Pill
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $15.00 $12.00

    German Sadulaev’s follow-up to his acclaimed I am a Chechen! is set in a twenty-first century Russia, phantasmagorical and violent. A bitingly funny twenty-first century satire, The Maya Pill is strange, savage, bizarre, and uproarious.


  • Sale! 9781564789020_FC

    Leningrad
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $13.50 $10.80

    Closing the gap between the contemporary Russian novel and the masterpieces of the early Soviet avant-garde, this masterful mixture of prose and poetry, excerpts from private letters and diaries, and quotes from newspapers and NKVD documents, is a unique amalgam of documentary, philosophical novel, and black humor.


  • Sale! 15647100860040L

    Zoo, or Letters Not about Love
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $12.50 $10.00

    While living in exile in Berlin, Viktor Shklovsky fell in love with Elsa Triolet (the “Alya” of this novel). Shklovsky was in the habit of sending Elsa several letters a day, a situation she accepted under one condition: he was forbidden to write…


  • Sale! 15647100734210L

    Third Factory
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $12.95 $10.36

    Like many of Shklovsky’s works, Third Factory cannot be neatly classified. In part it is a memoir of the three “Factories” that influenced his development as a human being and as a writer, yet the events depicted within the book are fictionalized and…


  • Sale! 15647100800940L

    Theory of Prose
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $16.95 $13.55

    Viktor Shklovsky’s 1925 book Theory of Prose might have become the most important work of literary criticism in the twentieth century had not two obstacles barred its way: the crackdown by Soviet dictatorship on Shklovsky and other Russian…


  • Sale! 15647100687530L

    A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs, 1917-1922
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $13.95 $11.16

    Viktor Shklovsky’s A Sentimental Journey, which borrows its title from Laurence Sterne, describes the travels of a bewildered intellectual through Russia, Persia, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus during the period of the Russian Revolution. Valuable as a…