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Russian Thinkers
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Required reading for fans of Tom Stoppard´s The Coast of Utopia-the landmark investigation into Russian history and thought Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. Russian Thinkers is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia´s outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy´s philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, ´´The Hedgehog and the Fox,´´ Berlin considers the social and political circumstances that produced such men as Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky, and others of the Russian intelligentsia, who made up, as Berlin describes, ´´the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world.´´ For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Russian Story Book (eBook, ePUB)
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I have gone right into the heart of ?Holy Russia,? to Kiev and Novgorod and the borders of the Caspian, in an endeavour to show by means of some of the early legends the ideals and point of view of the Russian nation while it was in the process of being made. The stories of the song-cycles of Kiev and Novgorod tell of a barbaric, though not a barbarian, world, full of high colour and spirited action, of the knock-down blow followed quickly by the hand of friendship freely extended to pick up the fallen foeman?if indeed he has had the hardihood to survive.The land of Vladimir and Ilya of Murom the Old Cossáck is a Christian land, with the Christianity of the Greek Church, and it is before all else an Easter land, where the Christian Festival of the Resurrection means infinitely more than it can ever do in countries which are not ice-bound for several winter months. The country is, moreover, an outpost of Christianity towards the East?uninfluenced by Renaissance or Reformation?and must therefore have developed interesting characteristics entirely different from those of Western lands. I think that such characteristics are clearly shown in these stories, but I must leave those of my older readers who are interested in this matter to find them out and to discover the Arthur, Guinevere and Galahad of Russia; for my first concern is to tell a tale which will please healthy-minded boys and girls in their early teens.This book might have been written by a Russian who thoroughly understands our language, or by an English author who has spent the best part of a lifetime in studying Russia and the Russians, illustrated by a native artist, and decorated by a Russian designer. When such a volume does appear, it will have a great interest for me. Meanwhile, I submit that there is some artistic unity, also, in a volume of Russian stories, written by an Englishman, illustrated by an English artist, and decorated by an English designer, the whole production being for an English child. [Author]

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All Gorky (eBook, ePUB)
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The collection ´´All Gorky´´ includes works by Russian writer and playwright, one of the most famous Russian writers and thinkers in the world, M. Gorky, such as: ´´The Hermit´´, ´´Error´´, ´´Shepherd´´, ´´Spider´´, a prose poem ´´ Twenty-six and one ´´, poems in prose´´ A Song of the Falcon ´´,´´ A Song of the Thunderbird ´´, the story´´ The Town of the Okurov ´´,´´ Childhood ´´,´´ In People ´´, a cycle of stories´´ According to Rus ´´, the story´´ Makar Chudra ´´,´´ Chelkash ´´,´´ The Old Woman Izergil ´´, the novel´´ The Life of Klim Samgin ´´and others.

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The Future Is History
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In The Future is History Masha Gessen follows the lives of four Russians, born as the Soviet Union crumbled, at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children or grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own - as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers and writers, sexual and social beings. Gessen charts their paths not only against the machinations of the regime that would seek to crush them all (censorship, intimidation, violence) but also against the war it waged on understanding itself, ensuring the unobstructed emergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today´s terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. The Future is History is a powerful and urgent cautionary tale by contemporary Russia´s most fearless inquisitor.

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Salt & Time
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Salt & Time will transform perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia - the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine - with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup (a famous Russian hangover cure), savour the fragrant Chicken with prunes or treat yourself to some Napoleon cake. ´Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia - or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavour combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches - revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place.´ - Alissa Timoshkina ´If anyone had to write a Russian cookbook now, it would have to be her, and her book will end up being a classic´ - Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis

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Two Caravans
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Two Caravans is the hilarious and engaging second novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka. A field of strawberries in Kent... And sitting in it are two caravans - one for the men and one for the women. The residents are from all over: miner´s son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they each other warily. There are the Poles, Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; and Emauel from Malawi. They´re all here to pick strawberries in England´s green and pleasant land. But these days England´s not so pleasant for immigrants. Not with Russian gangster-wannabes like Vulk, who´s taken a shine to Irina and thinks kidnapping is a wooing strategy. And so Andriy - who really doesn´t fancy Irina, honest - must set off in search of that girl he´s not in love with. ´Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life...could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive´ Sunday Times ´Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror´ The Times Literary Supplement ´Hilarious and horrifying, Two Caravans is funny, clever and well observed´ Guardian Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin. Two Caravans is published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada.

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Two Caravans (eBook, ePUB)
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Two Caravans is the hilarious and engaging second novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka. A field of strawberries in Kent... And sitting in it are two caravans - one for the men and one for the women. The residents are from all over: miner´s son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they each other warily. There are the Poles, Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; and Emauel from Malawi. They´re all here to pick strawberries in England´s green and pleasant land. But these days England´s not so pleasant for immigrants. Not with Russian gangster-wannabes like Vulk, who´s taken a shine to Irina and thinks kidnapping is a wooing strategy. And so Andriy - who really doesn´t fancy Irina, honest - must set off in search of that girl he´s not in love with. ´Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life...could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive´ Sunday Times ´Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror´ The Times Literary Supplement ´Hilarious and horrifying, Two Caravans is funny, clever and well observed´ Guardian Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin. Two Caravans is published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada.

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Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita
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The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined - as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writers life with charm and insight - covering Nabokovs critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvards Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokovs work: on two-lane highways and in late-40s motels and cafés, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokovs seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokovs broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokovs most beloved books.

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This Is Not A Drill (eBook, ePUB)
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In this outrageous sequel to Don´t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (She Thinks I´m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse), Paul Carter picks up right where he left off, and pulls out more adventures from a mad, bad and dangerous life in the international oil trade. Packed with action and mayhem galore, This Is Not a Drill cracks along at an unrelenting pace. In this fast, furious and very funny book, Paul almost drowns when the Russian rig he´s working on begins to capsize; is reunited with his dad, another adrenaline junkie; gets married; hangs out with his rig buddies in exotic locations; gets hammered on vodka in Sakhalin; watches the winner of a crab race nip off his friend´s toe: and spends a couple of interesting weeks in Afghanistan with some mates who run an outfit that just happens to contract out mercenaries for hire...

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The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions Book 1)
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A new series about mind readers from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors... Everyone thinks I´m a genius. Everyone is wrong. Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that´s not because I´m unusually smart or hard-working. It´s because I cheat. You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality-the place I call ´´the Quiet´´-where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still. I thought I was the only one who could do this-until I met her. My name is Darren, and this is how I became entangled with all the Russians and learned that I´m a Reader.

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