Subject: Fiction / Literary

Subject: Fiction / Literary

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Tarantas

|9780822946465|In this 19th century Russian social novella, two contrasting characters—one a western-educated intellectual, the other a hidebound country squire—find themselves thrown together on a long cross country journey in a primitive but sturdy carriage—a tarantas. Their shared observations as the troubled panorama of the Russian countryside rolls past is the basis for this commentary on the country’s prospects for social change. Renowned translator Michal R. Katz offers the first new translation of this overlooked novella since the late 1800s, shortly after original publication.| Vladimir Sollogub Michael R. Katz| Russian and East European Studies| Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary

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The Metafictional Muse

|9780822984894|The Works of Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, and William H. Gass|McCaffery interprets the works of three major writers of radically experimental fiction: Robert Coover; Donald Barthelme; and Willam H. Gass. The term “metafiction” here refers to a strain in American writing where the self-concious approach to the art of fiction-making is a commentary on the nature of meaning itself.| Larry McCaffery|| Fiction / Literary Literary Criticism / General

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