April 15, 2020
This month, we are pleased to release Cinemasaurus: Russian Film in Contemporary Context, edited by Nancy Condee, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova. Cinemasaurus was created with students in mind and can be used in both undergraduate and graduate classrooms. It contains 45 color photos with stills from the films discussed.
September 18, 2019
We’re very pleased to announce the publication of Maxim D. Shrayer’s latest book, A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas, published under our new imprint Cherry Orchard Books. In the book trailer below Shrayer is joined by his trusty research and writing assistant (and poodle) Stella to introduce readers to his new book.
September 6, 2019
Happy National Translation Month! We’re celebrating all month on the blog—earlier this week, we published a guest post from translator Christopher Fort on the legacy of Uzbek writer Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon and his unfinished dilogy Night and Day.
Today, we’ve put together a sampler full of excerpts from four novels, a memoir, a book of essays, and a collection of short stories, translated from Russian, French, and Uzbek.
June 20, 2019
Rimgaila Salys has just published The Contemporary Russian Cinema Reader: 2005-2016, an update to her two-volume Russian Cinema Reader. This new volume surveys the most significant modern Russian films of 2005-2016. Designed to supplement undergraduate courses in Russian film and culture, the reader draws on seventeen films, all available with English subtitles. Some are freely available online.
June 10, 2019
Farewell, Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works, the English translation of embattled Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli’s novellas, is now available in paperback!
Learn more and order the paperback edition here.
April 10, 2019
Teaching a course in Russian and East European literature or film in a coming semester? Need a text to assign and help guide the course? Check out our selection of literature and film readers, companions to classic texts, and anthologies of poetry and prose below!
All titles featured come in affordable paperback editions accessible to students. If you’re interested in assigning any of our books for a course and would like to request a copy, click here to fill out an examination copy form.