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♥ Book Title : The Akhmatova Journals: 1938-41
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author recounts her long friendship with the Russian poet"Article| Лидия Корнеевна Чуковская| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Reader's Guide to Women's Studies
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors.""Article| Eleanor Amico| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Runaway Species
☯ Full Synopsis : "“The authors look at art and science together to examine how innovations—from Picasso’s initially offensive paintings to Steve Jobs’s startling iPhone—build on what already exists and rely on three brain operations: bending, breaking and blending. This manifesto . . . shows how both disciplines foster creativity.” —The Wall Street Journal “The Runaway Species approach[es] creativity scientifically but sensitively, feeling its roots without pulling them out.” —The Economist The Runaway Species is a deep dive into the creative mind, a celebration of the human spirit, and a vision of how we can improve our future by understanding and embracing our ability to innovate. David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt seek to answer the question: what lies at the heart of humanity’s ability—and drive—to create? Our ability to remake our world is unique among all living things. But where does our creativity come from, how does it work, and how can we harness it to improve our lives, schools, businesses, and institutions? Eagleman and Brandt examine hundreds of examples of human creativity through dramatic storytelling and stunning images in this beautiful, full-color volume. By drawing out what creative acts have in common and viewing them through the lens of cutting-edge neuroscience, they uncover the essential elements of this critical human ability, and encourage a more creative future for all of us."Article| David Eagleman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Lenin's Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives
☯ Full Synopsis : "An enlightening look into the once-secret Soviet state and party archives that Western scholars first gained access to in the early 1990s. Paul Gregory breaks down a decades-old wall of secrecy to reveal intriguing new information on such subjects as Stalin's Great Terror, the day-to-day life of Gulag guards, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the scientific study of Lenin's brain, and other fascinating tales."Article| Paul R. Gregory| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Politics and the Novel During the Cold War
☯ Full Synopsis : "David Caute's wide-ranging study examines how outstanding novelists of the Cold War era conveyed the major issues of contemporary politics and history. In the United States and Western Europe the political novel flourished in the 1930s and 1940s, the crisis years of economic depression, fascism, the Spanish Civil War, the consolidation of Stalinism, and the Second World War. Starting with the high hopes generated by the Spanish Civil War, Caute then explores the "god that failed" pessimism that overtook the Western political novel in the 1940s. The writers under scrutiny include Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, Koestler, Malraux, Serge, Greene, de Beauvoir, and Sartre. Strikingly diff erent approaches to the burning issues of the time are found among orthodox Soviet novelists such as Sholokhov, Fadeyev, Kochetov, and Pavlenko. Soviet official culture continued to choke on modernism, formalism, satire, and allegory. In Russia and Eastern Europe dissident novelists offered contesting voices as they engaged in the fraught re-telling of life under Stalinism. Studies of Pasternak, Grossman, Chukovskaya, Wolf, Johnson, Kundera, and Vladimov lead on to Aleksandr Solhenitsyn, viewed as a uniquely gifted critic of the Soviet system. A sequence of thematic commentaries compare Western and Soviet fictional responses to the Moscow trials, terror, forced labor, and the nature of totalitarianism. The figures of Stalin and Lenin are shown to have fascinated novelists. The emergence of the New Left in the 1960s generated a new wave of fiction challenging America's global stance. Mailer, Doctorow, and Coover brought fresh literary sensibilities to bear on such iconic events as the 1967 siege of the Pentagon and the execution of the Rosenbergs. David Caute is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Henry Fellow at Harvard. A visiting professor at Columbia, NYU and University of California, Irvine, his most recent work is The Dancer Defects: The Struggle for Cultural Supremacy During the Cold War."Article| David Caute| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Requiem and Poem Without a Hero
☯ Full Synopsis : "Anna Akhmatova (1889-1666) is one of Russia's greatest poets, and perhaps the greatest woman poet in the history of Western culture. The two long poems included in this volume are the major works of Akhmatova's majestic maturity. Both express her response to life under the Stalinist Terror: Requiem, a single, heart-rending cry; Poem Without a Hero, a symphonic, highly allusive work linking Stalinist Leningrad with Tsarist Petersburg, whose composition occupied the poet, obsessively, over the last twenty-five years of her life. The achievement of these two masterpieces, under conditions of officially imposed silence and terrible suffering, verifies a prophecy made even before the Revolution by her friend the poet Mandelstam, that she would become "a symbol of Russia's grandeur." D.M. Thomas, established by three previous volumes of verse as one of the most original and interesting poets now writing in Britain, brings the two poems together for the first time in one volume in English. His version of Poem Without a Hero is the first ever complete and full-scale English verse translation. He employs all his poetic talent in uniquely impressive and powerful versions that pay full attention to the kaleidoscopic variety of effects of the originals. His introduction and notes concisely and absorbingly pinpoint the problems facing the English translator of Akhmatova's poetry."Article| Anna Akhmatova| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Solo/black/woman
☯ Full Synopsis : ""The publication also includes a DVD of video samples for each of the performances documented, discussed, and analyzed within"--Introduction."Article| E. Patrick Johnson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this extraordinary new text, the contributors explore the enduring legacy of such social shocks as war, genocide, slavery, tyranny, crime, and disease. Among the cases addressed are: instances of genocide in Turkey, Cambodia, and Russia, the plight of the families of Holocaust survivors, atomic bomb survivors in Japan, and even the children of Nazis, the long-term effects associated with the Vietnam War and the war in Yugoslavia, and the psychology arising from the legacy of slavery in America."Article| Yael Danieli| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Poems
☯ Full Synopsis : "From her appearance in a small magazine in 1906 to her death in 1965, Anna Akhmatova was a dominant presence in Russian literary life. But this friend of Pasternak and Mandelstam was a poet in a country where poetry was literally a matter of life and death, as she found when Mandelstam and her own husband, Gumilyev, were executed, and her son imprisoned for many years in the Gulag.Akhmatova's first collection, Evening, appeared in 1912. Rosary (1914) made her a household name. After the Revolution she went in and out of favour with the authorities, who sometimes allowed her to publish, sometimes banned her work. She is now most celebrated in the West for Poem Without A Hero and Requiem, a sequencemourning the victims of Stalin's Terror which was only published (and then outside Russia) in 1963."Article| Anna Andreevna Akhmatova| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sofia Petrovna
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves. Sofia Petrovna offers a rare and vital record of Stalin's Great Purges."Article| Лидия Корнеевна Чуковская| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Freedom from Violence and Lies
☯ Full Synopsis : "Freedom from Violence and Lies is a collection of forty-one essays by Simon Karlinsky (1924–2009), a prolific and controversial scholar of modern Russian literature, sexual politics, and music who taught in the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures from 1964 to 1991. Among Karlinsky's full-length works are major studies of Marina Tsvetaeva and Nikolai Gogol, Russian Drama from Its Beginnings to the Age of Pushkin; editions of Anton Chekhov's letters; writings by Russian émigrés; and correspondence between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson. Karlinsky also wrote frequently for professional journals and mainstream publications like the New York Times Book Review and the Nation. The present volume is the first collection of such shorter writings, spanning more than three decades. It includes twenty-seven essays on literary topics and fourteen on music, seven of which have been newly translated from the Russian originals."Article| Simon Karlinsky| Statement ..."