BOOKS FOR COURSES 2006
THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Introduction by Richard Pevear
Suppressed in the Soviet Union for 29 years, this
novel is at once a brilliant comic satire and a view
of daily life as it was lived in Russia in the 1920s.
“Shocking, touching, and scathingly funny, it is a
novel like no other.”— Amazon.com.
Penguin Classics 448 pp. 0-14-118014-5 $12.95
LIFE WITH AN IDIOT
Translated by Andrew Reynolds
The long-awaited, first-time-in-English collection of
short stories, written between 1978 and 1990, by the
heir to the long-lost Russian avant-garde, “a master
game player in an orgy of wordplay” (Elizabeth Rich).
Penguin 256 pp. 0-14-023621-X $15.00
“Archangel is a remarkably literate novel—and
simultaneously a gripping thriller—that explores
the lingering presence of Stalin amidst the corruption of modern-day Russia.”— Amazon.com.
Jove 432 pp. 0-515-12748-5 $7.95
Translated by Ronald Wilks
Penguin Classics 240 pp.
Selected and Translated by James Greene
Forewords by Nadezhda Mandelstam and Donald Davie
Introduction by Donald Rayfield
Penguin Classics 144 pp. 0-14-018474-0
Translated with a Foreword by John Glad
“Poses the ultimate truth of gulag literature.”—
Newsweek. A collection of stories about life in the
Soviet forced-labor camps of northeastern Siberia
where the author spent seventeen years.
Penguin Classics 528 pp. 0-14-018695-6 $15.00
ONE DAY IN THE LIFE
OF IVAN DENISOVICH
Translated by Ralph Parker
Introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Signet Classics 160 pp. 0-451-52709-7
Translated and Introduced by Elaine Feinstein
“One of the most important poets of this century.”—
The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin Classics 160 pp. 0-14-018759-6 $15.00
Translated with an Introduction by Clarence Brown
This classic dystopian novel describes life under a
regimented totalitarian society, ruled over by the
Penguin Classics 256 pp. 0-14-018585-2 $14.00
THE GALOSH AND OTHER STORIES
Translated by Jeremy Hicks
Brings together 65 of the finest stories from one of
Russia’s most beloved satirists.
Overlook 213 pp. 1-58567-631-4 $23.95
Available August 2006
THIS WAY FOR THE GAS,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
Translated by Barbara Vedder
Introduction by Jan Kott
Published in Poland after World War II, Borowski’s
collection of concentration camp stories show atrocious crimes becoming an unremarkable part of a
Penguin Classics 192 pp. 0-14-018624-7 $14.00
(ROSSUM’S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS)
Translated by Claudia Novack
Introduction by Ivan Klíma
The first English translation since 1923. “A great
writer of the past who speaks to the present in a
voice brilliant, blackly funny, and prophetic.”—
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Penguin Classics 80 pp. 0-14-118208-3 $8.00
S.: A NOVEL ABOUT THE BALKANS
“Drakulic uses a fictional everywoman, S., to convey the complex psychological torture of the victims of large-scale, systematic rape during the
Bosnian War.”— Amazon.com.
Penguin 224 pp. 0-14-029844-4 $15.00
New iin Paperback!
Jaroslav Has ˘ek
THE GOOD SOLDIER S ˘VEJK
AND HIS FORTUNES
IN THE WORLD WAR
Translated and Introduced by Cecil Parrott
Illustrated by Josef Lada
The unabridged, unbowdlerized translation of
“perhaps the funniest novel ever written” (George
Penguin Classics 784 pp. 0-14-044991-4 $15.00