Canadian Slavonic Papers

Quarterly academic journal covers ethnic and cultural studies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 4, 2001

A Handbook of Vlax Romani
Ian Hancock. A Handbook of Wax Romani. Columbus, OH: Slavica, 1995. 178 pp. $19.95, paper. The Romani languages are awakening the interest of linguists all over the world, not only because most of them are still to be established as standard languages...
Basic Russian: A Grammar and Workbook
(ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted) John Murray and Sarah Smyth. Basic Russian: A Grammar and Workbook. Routledge Grammars. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. xi, 244 pp. $65.00, cloth. $21.99, paper. Basic Russian: a Grammar...
Between God and Tsar. Religious Symbolism and the Royal Women of Muscovite Russia
Isolde Thyret. Between God and Tsar. Religious Symbolism and the Royal Women of Muscovite Russia. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001. xvi, 275 pp. Plates. Glossary. $40.00, cloth. Medieval Russia was a pictorial culture. Its speculative...
Creating Creation: Readings of Pasternak's Doktor Zhivago
Susanna Witt. Creating Creation: Readings of Pasternak's Doktor Zhivago. Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis: Stockholm Studies in Russian Literature, 33. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International, 2000. 157 pp. Bibliography. Index. SEK 182.00, paper....
Days of a Russian Noblewoman: The Memories of Anna Labzina, 1758-1821
Anna Labzina. Days of a Russian Noblewoman: The Memories of Anna Labzina, 1758-1821. Translated and edited by Gary Marker and Rachel May. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001. Appendices. Notes. Index. $40.00, cloth. $18.00, paper. Days of...
Democratization, Social Welfare and Individual Rights in Russia: The Case of Old-Age Pensions
The plight of pensioners in the former Soviet Union is one of the most tragic social consequences of the collapse of communism. Since the introduction of "shock therapy" in 1992, Russia's state-funded old-age pension system was severely tested, and the...
Devils, Crows, Women: The Cinema of Dorota Kedzierzawska
The concepts of "women's cinema" and "feminist aesthetics" remain controversial among film critics and theoreticians. Various authors emphasize different, sometimes even contradictory, features as essential qualities of women's or feminist films. In...
Govor Derevni Ostrovtsy Pskovskoj Oblasti
Zep Honselaar. Govor derevni Ostrovtsy Pskovskoj oblasti. Studies in Slavic and Genral Linguistics, vol. 29. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 2001. xxvi, 440 pp. Leksikon. Literatura. Maps. English Summary. $90.00, cloth. Ostrovcy is a fishing village...
Historical Dictionary of Latvia
Andrejs Plakans. Historical Dictionary of Latvia. European Historical Dictionaries, No. 19. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 1997. xxvi, 192 pp. Map. Bibliography. $34.50, cloth. An historical dictionary is a curious source. It does not approach the...
In Memoriam: George Stephen Nestor Luckyj (1919-2001)
George S. N. Luckyj, professor of Slavic Language and Literatures at the University of Toronto, passed away on 22 November 2001 in Toronto. A renowned Slavist and Ukrainianist, Professor Luckyj was the first editor of Canadian Slavonic Papers (1956-61)....
Life in a Penal Battalion of the Imperial Russian Army: The Tolstoyan N. T. Iziumchenko's Story
Peter Brock and John L. Keep, eds. Life in a Penal Battalion of the Imperial Russian Army: The Tolstoyan N. T. Iziumchenko's Story. York, England: William Sessions Limited, 2001. Distributed in North America by Syracuse University Press. xiv, 63 pp....
Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929
Eliot Borenstein. Men Without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. xiii, 346 pp. Notes. Works Cited. Index. $19.95, paper. This creative new monograph is an insightful contribution to the...
Modern Russian Theology: Bukharev, Soloviev, Bulgakov: Orthodox Theology in a New Key
Paul Valliere. Modern Russian Theology: Bukharev, Soloviev, Bulgakov: Orthodox Theology in a New Key. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. x, 443 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $42.00, cloth. In the past ten years, long...
Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
Catriona Kelly. Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2001. xvii, 165 pp. Illustrations. Maps. $8.95, cloth. Catriona Kelly suggests her book is neither a canonical outline of the lives and creative legacies of Russian...
Sanin: A Novel
Mikhail Artsybashev. Sanin: A Novel. Translation by Michael R. Katz. Introduction by Otto Boele. Afterword by Nicholas Luker. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001, 268 pp. Select Bibliography. $42.50, cloth. $17.95, paper. With his masterful...
Serapion Sister: The Poetry of Elizaveta Polonskaja
Leslie Dorfman Davis. Serapion Sister: The Poetry of Elizaveta Polonskaja. Studies in Russian Literature and Theory. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2001. 268 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $85.00, cloth. Davis has written an important book...
The C. H. Van Schooneveld Collection in the Leiden University Library: Editorial Correspondence and Documents Relating to Mouton & Co., the Hague, and Other Papers in The
Jan Paul Hinrichs with Contributions by A. Th. Bouwman. The C. H. van Schooneveld Collection in the Leiden University Library: Editorial correspondence and documents relating to Mouton & Co., The Hague, and other papers in the fields of Slavistics...
The Crisis of the Russian Avant-Garde in Iurii Olesha's Envy
By the late 1920s, social utilitarianism and new aesthetic trends were emerging that combined utopian social ideas with a realistic mode of representation. In this essay I will analyze Iurii Olesha's novel Zavist'(Envy, 1927) against the backdrop of...
The Early Slavs. Culture and Society in Early Medieval Eastern Europe
P.M. Barford. The Early Slavs. Culture and Society in Early Medieval Eastern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. xvi, 416 pages. Figures. Maps. $39.95, cloth. The book under review admirably captures the history of the early Slavs from the...
The Language of Slovakia's Rusyns
Juraj Vadko. The Language of Slovakia's Rusyns. Bilingual English and Slovak edition. East European Monographs, No. DN)OaX. Classics of CarpathoRusyn Scholarship. With a series introduction and author's vita. New York: East European Monographs, distributed...
The Liberation of Tolstoy. A Tale of Two Writers
Ivan Bunin. The Liberation of Tolstoy. A Tale of Two Writers. Thomas G. Marullo and Vladimir T. Khmelkov, eds. and trans. Studies in Russian Literature and Theory. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2001. xxxvi, 364 pp. Notes. Index. $35.00, cloth....
The Nation in the Village: The Genesis of Peasant National Identity in Austrian Poland, 1848-1914
Keely Stauter-Halsted. The Nation in the Village: The Genesis of Peasant National Identity in Austrian Poland, 1848-1914. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. x, 272 pp. Bibliography. Maps. Photographs. Index. $47.50, cloth. It is a commonplace of...
To Invade or Not to Invade? A New Look at Gomulka, Nagy, and Soviet Foreign Policy in 1956
The different courses of events in Poland and Hungary in October 1956 have long intrigued scholars. Why did the Soviet Union intervene in Hungary but not in Poland? One group of Cold War historians has explained Soviet actions by focusing on the two...
Toward the Rising Sun: Russian Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan
David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye. Toward the Rising Sun: Russian Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001. xv, 329 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Chronology. Notes. Sources. Index. $40.00, cloth....
Understanding Boris Pasternak
Larissa Rudova. Understanding Boris Pasternak. Understanding Modern European and Latin American Literature. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997. xv, 211 pp. Chronology. Notes. Select Bibliography. General Index. Index of Works. $29.95,...
Voices from the Void: The Genres of Liudmila Petrushevskaia
Sally Dalton-Brown. Voices from the Void: -The Genres of Liudmila Petrushevskaia. Studies in Slavic Literatures, Culture and Society. Volume 7. General Editor: Thomas Epstein. New York: Berghahn Books, 2000. 214 pp. Bibliography. Index. $35.00, cloth....
War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: Occupation and Collaboration
Jozo Tomasevich. War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: Occupation and Collaboration. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xvii, 842 pp. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $75.00, cloth. Jozo Tomasevich's 800-page opus, War and Revolution in Yugoslavia...
What Really Happens in Kabylians'ka's Land, and Why It Matters
To put it in a nutshell: there is no certainty that the murder of Mykhailo in Kobylians'ka's novel Zemlia (Land) is a case of fratricide, even though the century-old critical consensus to the contrary is unanimous. The populist critic Serhii Iefimov...
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