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Schwartz, Marian

Works: 51 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 5,703 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Military history  History  Biography  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Allegories  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PG3337.G6, 891.7342
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Publications about Marian Schwartz
Publications by Marian Schwartz
Most widely held works by Marian Schwartz
White guard by Mikhail Bulgakov( file )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
"White Guard, Mikhail Bulgakov's semi-autobiographical first novel, is the story of the Turbin family in Kiev in 1918. Alexei, Elena, and Nikolka Turbin have just lost their mother - their father had died years before - and find themselves plunged into the chaotic civil war that erupted in the Ukraine in the wake of the Russian Revolution. In the context of this family's personal loss and the social turmoil surrounding them, Bulgakov creates a brilliant picture of the existential crises brought about by the revolution and the loss of social, moral, and political certainties. He confronts the reader with the bewildering cruelty that ripped Russian life apart at the beginning of the last century as well as with the extraordinary ways in which the Turbins preserved their humanity. In this volume Marian Schwartz, a leading translator, offers the first complete and accurate translation of the definitive original text of Bulgakov's novel. She includes the famous dream sequence, omitted in previous translations, and beautifully solves the stylistic issues raised by Bulgakov's ornamental prose. Readers with an interest in Russian literature, culture, or history will welcome this superb translation of Bulgakov's important early work. This edition also contains an informative historical essay by Evgeny Dobrenko."--Book description,
Conversations with Joseph Brodsky : a poet's journey through the twentieth century by Solomon Volkov( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Recounting his childhood in war-ravaged Leningrad, boyish adventures in his hometown, life as an underground poet, standing trial as a "parasite" in Khrushchev's Russia (which he has never previously discussed in detail), enforced stays in mental institutions, and imprisonment in the icy north, Brodsky also describes hilarious attempts by the KGB to recruit him as an informer, his fateful letter to Brezhnev, and his informer, his fateful letter to Brezhnev, and his consequent expulsion from the USSR. Special chapters of poignant reminiscence are devoted to Brodsky's two enduring friends and mentors: W. H. Auden and Anna Akhmatova. He also discusses, with cracking insight, his most profound influences: Robert Frost and Marina Tsvetaeva, the great Russian feminist poet
The ladies from St. Petersburg : three novellas by Nina Nikolaevna Berberova( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
A trio of novellas on the Russian Revolution. One is set at the dawn of the revolution, a second describes the flight from its turmoil and a third, The Big City, is set in New York and deals with the experience of exile and the loneliness of immigrant life. Zoya Andreyevna -- The big city
White on black by Ruben David Gonsales Galʹego( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Born with cerebral palsy in Moscow, Ruben Gallego was hidden away in Soviet state institutions by his maternal grandfather, the secretary general of the Spanish Communist Party in the 1960s. His was a boyhood spent in orphanages, hospitals, and old-age homes, a life of emotional deprivation and loss of human dignity. Gallego's story is one of neglect and mistreatment but also of shared small pleasures, of courage, of the power of the human will, and of a child's growing fascination with books and the worlds he finds in them
The book of happiness by Nina Nikolaevna Berberova( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
A novel on Russian émigrés in 1920s Paris. The heroine is Vera, the unhappy wife of an invalid husband. Through her eyes is seen the lot of the wealthy during the revolution and their adjustment to exile
2017 by Olʹga Slavnikova( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
In the year 2017 in Russia--exactly 100 years after the revolution--poets and writers are obsolete, class distinctions are painfully sharp, and spirits intervene in the lives of humans from their home high in the mythical Riphean Mountains
Cape of storms by Nina Nikolaevna Berberova( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
In 1930s Paris a trio of sisters, born in Russia but raised in France, discover they are not really Russian, nor truly French. The three are the daughters of an army officer who fled the Revolution, and through their eyes is seen the life of children of emigrés
Billancourt tales by Nina Nikolaevna Berberova( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
"Now added to the quartet of books by Nina Berberova that New Directions has presented for the delight of American readers is this very special baker's dozen - Billancourt Tales. These are thirteen stories chosen from those she wrote in Paris between 1928 and 1940 for the emigre newspaper The Latest News."
Black square : Malevich and the origin of suprematism by Aleksandra Semenovna Shatskikh( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
"Kazimir Malevich's painting Black Square is one of the twentieth century's emblematic paintings, the visual manifestation of a new period in world artistic culture at its inception. None of Malevich's contemporary revolutionaries created a manifesto, an emblem, as capacious and in its own way unique as this work; it became both the quintessence of the Russian avant-gardist's own art--which he called Suprematism--and a milestone on the highway of world art. Writing about this single painting, Aleksandra Shatskikh sheds new light on Malevich, the Suprematist movement, and the Russian avant-garde. Malevich devoted his entire life to explicating Black Square's meanings. This process engendered a great legacy: the original abstract movement in painting and its theoretical grounding; philosophical treatises; architectural models; new art pedagogy; innovative approaches to theater, music, and poetry; and the creation of a new visual environment through the introduction of decorative applied designs. All of this together spoke to the tremendous potential for innovative shape and thought formation concentrated in Black Square. To this day, many circumstances and events of the origins of Suprematism have remained obscure and have sprouted arbitrary interpretations and fictions. Close study of archival materials and testimonies of contemporaries synchronous to the events described has allowed this author to establish the true genesis of Suprematism and its principal painting"--Publisher's website
Envy by I︠U︡riĭ Karlovich Olesha( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
"Producer and sponger, insider and outcast, master and man fight back and forth in the pages of Olesha's anarchic comedy, it is a contest of wills in which nothing is sure except the incorrigible human heart."--BOOK JACKET
Oblomov by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Goncharov's classic novel about a melancholy dreamer and idealist who never has enough energy to put his dreams into action, is a satire on the Russian nobility and the institution of serfdom
Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Day after day Russian asylum-seekers sit across from the interpreter and Peter--the Swiss officers who guard the gates to paradise--and tell of the atrocities they've suffered, or that they've invented, or heard from someone else. The reader lives inside the nameless interpreter's head, with the narratives combining throughout
A hero of our time by Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich Lermontov( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"This mosaic of tales featuring a Byronic officer is the first major prose novel in Russian literature. Set in the rugged Caucasus, Lermontov's 1840 psychological masterwork follows the cynical Pechorin as he charges through an exotic land of mountain horse-men, society women, and smugglers, leaving a trail of damaged egos and broken hearts. This Modern Library Paperback Classic also features a glossary and a map of the Caucasus."--BOOK JACKET
The tattered cloak and other stories by Nina Nikolaevna Berberova( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Thirst by Andreĭ Gelasimov( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Kostya returns from the Chechen War with a face so maimed it looks like a piece of meat. He confines himself to his lonely apartment, with no company save the vodka in his refrigerator. The woman next door checks on him regularly to see that he's still alive, and when she discovers the power his disfigured face has over her misbehaving son, she takes to using Kostya as a disciplinary influence
12 who don't agree by Valeriĭ Pani︠u︡shkin( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of twelve Russians who participated in the 2007 "march of the dissidents" in St. Petersburg, Russia
The Accompanist by Nina Nikolaevna Berberova( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Sonechka is employed as an accompanist to concert singer Maria Travina. Despite being treated well by Maria, Sonechka is disturbed by Maria's strength and happiness. When she discovers a chink in her boss's armour, Sonechka plots Maria's downfall
Gods of the Steppe by Andreĭ Gelasimov( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
With an invasion looming at Russia's borders, Petka wages a war against boredom by secretly raising a wolf, stowing away in a shipment bound for the combat zone, and antagonizing the troops moving through the village
Walpurgis night, or The steps of the commander by Venedikt Erofeev( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The lying year by Andreĭ Gelasimov( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Could have been the blown business deal with the Italians. Could have been the unauthorized office party, which ended with the cops and an arrest. No matter what finally got him fired, Mikhail never expected to find himself at Red Star Industries' office again. So Mikhail is surprised to be called in by old boss Pavel Petrovich, who offers him easy money to teach his son, Sergei, how to 'be a man', and to spy on him. Of course, Sergei's not the Internet-obsessed recluse his father believes
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