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The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union

This timely work shows how and why the dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union was caused in large part by nationalism. Unified in their hostility to the Kremlin's authority, the fifteen constituent Union Republics, including the Russian Republic, declared their sovereignty and began to build state institutions of their own. The book has a dual purpose. The first is to explore the formation of nations within the Soviet Union, the policies of the Soviet Union toward non-Russian peoples, and the ultimate contradictions between those policies and the development of nations.

Moscow Farewell

This "profoundly erotic, profoundly compelling" (The Los Angeles Times) account of an American students adventures in Russia is a classic revelation of her eternal qualities. The unforgettable cast of characters is led by his beautiful, capricious girlfriend and a supreme hedonist who has been called The Russian Falstaff. Submerged in the supposedly puritan countrys private devotion to food, drink, sex, and despair, the narrator, a London reviewer found, seems to catch the soul of the Soviet citizen.

Diaboliad and other stories

Diaboliad and Other Stories is the only complete translation of his first collection of short stories, plus six of his best feuilletons from the 1920s. The targets of Bulgakov's brilliant, dark satires here include the Gogolian bureaucracy that mushroomed after the Revolution, the subjugation of science to the state, and the price to be paid when the new world of Communism clashed with the old order. Everywhere the reader will find Bulgakov's customary exuberance, brilliance, and originality, as well as the distinctive voice that was to achieve full effect in The Master and Margarita.

When Citizens Deliberate: Russian and American Citizens Consider their Relationship

In the early 1960s, at the Dartmouth Conference, U.S. and Russian diplomats came together to engage in conversations concerning the connections between the two nations. These conversations have continued and have involved Russian and American citizens in open discussions of what they believe are the most important aspects of their political, economic, and social relationships. Research has been conducted examining the results of these public forums, and those results are presented in this edited volume.

Look Back, Look Ahead: The selected poems of Srečko Kosovel

Translated from the Slovene by Ana Jelnikar and Barbara Siegel Carlson with an introduction by Richard Jackson


Part of the Eastern European Poets Series

The Walls Behind the Curtain: East European Prison Literature, 1945-1990

For 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.

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

From the editor of The New Yorker: a riveting account of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which has become the standard book on the subject. Lenin’s Tomb combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. Remnick takes us through the tumultuous 75-year period of Communist rule leading up to the collapse and gives us the voices of those who lived through it, from democratic activists to Party members, from anti-Semites to Holocaust survivors, from Gorbachev to Yeltsin to Sakharov. 

Stalin: Breaker of Nations

Of all the despots of our time, Joseph Stalin lasted the longest and wielded the greatest power, and his secrets have been the most jealously guarded—even after his death.

Russian Rebels, 1600-1800

Four great rebellions that shook the Russian state in the 17th and 18th centuries.