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Author : Brauna E. Pouns
ISBN : 0671633457
Genre : Fiction
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After Russia takes control of the United States, handfuls of American patriots try to force the Soviets out and restore freedom
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Author : Mikhail Iossel
ISBN : 1564783561
Genre : Literary Collections
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For half of the twentieth century, there were two superpowers in the world and a gulf of silence between them. Knowledge of Russian culture was based on propaganda and rumour, and their knowledge of the West was no better. When the Soviet Union fell, Russians began to travel to America more regularly, and what they discovered was a very different place to the one they had imagined, but, at the same time, not exactly the one that Americans think they know. This collection of beautifully written and entertaining literary essays by a wide range of Russian writers - young and old, funny and sombre, angry and celebratory, many being translated for the first time - offers readers a unique chance to see Americans in a whole new light, to question how the American dream stands up to the American reality, and to experience the wit and generosity of today's Russian writers.
Category: Literary Collections


Author : Franz Kafka
ISBN : 9780141911311
Genre : Fiction
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Karl Rossman has been banished by his parents to America, following a family scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into the strange experiences that lie before him as he slowly makes his way into the interior of the great continent. Although Kafka's first novel (begun in 1911 and never finished), can be read as a menacing allegory of modern life, it is also infused with a quite un-Kafkaesque blitheness and sunniness, brought to life in this lyrical translation that returns to the original manuscript of the book.
Category: Fiction

Russian Amerika

Author : Stoney Compton
ISBN : 9781618245700
Genre : Fiction
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Liberty is Born in the Czar's American Lands Fight for Free Amerika! 21st century Russian Amerika¾a cold, hard land held in chains by a brutal police state. But now the Cossacks have met their match in a rebel army of Athabaskans and outcast creoles. New republic or slavery's chains It will all come down to a gritty and courageous rebel commander and a final courageous stand at the remote fortress known as the Chena Redoubt. A debut alternate history of astonishing power and prescience from Alaskan native Stoney Compton! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "[T]his is a mordant, brilliant book." ¾San Francisco Chronicle
Category: Fiction

Sophie Discovers Amerika

Author : Robert B. McFarland
ISBN : 9781571135865
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Cultural and literary historians investigate the unique literary bridge between German-speaking women and the "New World," examining novels, films, travel literature, poetry, erotica, and photography.
Category: Literary Criticism

Amerika The Missing Person

Author : Franz Kafka
ISBN : 0805242643
Genre : Fiction
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Franz Kafka's diaries and letters suggest that his fascination with America grew out of a desire to break away from his native Prague, even if only in his imagination. Kafka died before he could finish what he like to call his "American novel,: but he clearly entitled it Der Verschollene ("The Missing Person") in a letter to his fiancee, Felice Bauer, in 1912. Kafka began writing the novel that fall and wrote until the last completed chapter in 1914, but in wasn't until 1927, three years after his death, that Amerika--the title that Kafka's friend and literary executor Max Brod gave his edited version of the unfinished manuscript--was published in Germany by Kurt Wolff Verlag. An English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published in Great Britain in 1932 and in the United States in 1946. Over the last thirty years, an international team of Kafka scholars has been working on German-language critical editions of all of Kafka's writings, going back to the original manuscripts and notes, correcting transcription errors, and removing Brod's editorial and stylistic interventions to create texts that are as close as possible to the way the author left them. With the same expert balance of precision and nuance that marked his award-winning translation of The Castle, Mark Harman now restores the humor ad particularity of language in his translation of the critical edition of Der Verschollene. Here is the story of young Karl Rossman, who, following an incident involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure, eventually heading towards Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Harman's superb translation allows us to appreciate, as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Erich Mendelsohn S Amerika

Author : Erich Mendelsohn
ISBN : 0486275914
Genre : Photography
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Noted German architect photographed American cityscapes in the 20s. New York's Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn Bridge, Trinity Church, many other sites. Chicago's Michigan Avenue, Tribune Building, Federal Reserve Bank. Also buildings and locales in Buffalo and Detroit. Striking, dramatic views by trained observer. Newly translated introduction and captions. Reprinted from rare original edition.
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Author : Franz Kafka
ISBN : 9780307829467
Genre : Fiction
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Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir Foreword by E. L. Doctorow Afterword by Max Brod Kafka’s first and funniest novel, Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself “packed off to America” by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, strange escapades, and picaresque adventures. Although Kafka never visited America, images of its vast landscape, dangers, and opportunities inspired this saga of the “golden land.” Here is a startlingly modern, fantastic and visionary tale of America “as a place no one has yet seen, in a historical period that can’t be identified,” writes E. L. Doctorow in his new foreword. “Kafka made his novel from his own mind’s mythic elements,” Doctorow explains, “and the research data that caught his eye were bent like rays in a field of gravity.”
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Coyote Satan Amerika

Author : Steven Johnson Leyba
ISBN : 0867195053
Genre : Art
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This volume documents the Unspeakable Art and Performances of Reverend Steven Johnson Loyba a natived American artist whose ritualistic, sexual adn political mixed media paintings and performances reflect our times with a reicentiess and fiorcely unapologetic vision Redemer of the swastika and dosecrator of the American flag 'to mock; blind nationalism and patriotism Leqba is a master of art as social satire giving birth to conroversies and theretical debatos alike.
Category: Art