Book Reviews

 Invitation to Contribute

P. N. Luknitskii. Acumiana: Vstrechi s Annoi Akhmatovoi, tom II, 1926-1927. Paris : YMCA Press ; Moskva : Russkii put', 1997. 372 p. Reviewed by David Wells, Curtin University of Technology

Alerieff, Barbara E.One Life Through Many Facets. Princeton: RE Publishers, 1991. 182 pp. (paper) Reviewed by Eloise M. Boyle, University of Washington.

Bagby, Lewis, Alexander Bestuzev-Marlinsky and Russian Byronism. University Park: Penn State University Press, 1995. 372 pp. (cloth) Reviewed by John Ellison, Cary, NC.

Ekaterina Dashkova. The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova. Tr. And ed. Kyril Fitzlyon. Intr. Jehanne Gheith. Afterword by A. Woronzoff-Dashkoff. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995. (paper) Reviewed by Pamela Chester, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University.

Davidson, D., K. Gor and M. Lekic. Live from Moscow! Russian Stage I. Vols. 1 & 2. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., and Washington, DC: ACTR, 1997. (paper) Reviewed by Catherine Jarvis, University of Texas at Austin.

Epstein, Mikhail, After the Future: The Paradoxes of Postmodernism and Contemporary Russian Culture. Trans. with an Introduction by Anesa Miller-Pogacar. Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1995. xvi + 394 pp. $55.00 ($16.95 paper). Reviewed by Karen Rice McDowell, University of Virginia.

Gerhart, Genevra. The Russian's World: Life and Language. Second edition. Orlando: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1995. 420 pp. $39.25 (paper). Reviewed by John Kachur, University of Pittsburgh.

Klima, Ivan, Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light (Trans. Paul Wilson) New York: Grove Press, 1994; and Milan Kundera, Slowness (Trans. Linda Asher from original French) New York: HarperCollins, 1996). Reviewed by Gordana Crnkovic, University of Washington.

Maria Lekic et al.. Chto vy ob etom dumaete? Video Course: Focus on Listening and Speaking. Washington, D.C.: American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR). Paper. 308 pages. Packaged with a two-hour VHS cassette. Reviewed by Richard Robin, George Washington University.

Milman, Nyusya. Business Russian: A Cultural Approach. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, 1996. 216 pp., $ 49.00 (paper). Reviewed by Juras Ryfa, The George Washington University.

Petro, Peter. A History of Slovak Literature. Montreal, Buffalo: McGill-Queens University Press, 1995. Cloth and paper. 164 pages; James Naughten, ed. Traveller's Literary Companion to Eastern and Central Europe. Brighton, UK: In Print Publishing, Ltd., 1995. Cloth and paper. 439 pages; and Michael March, ed. Description of a Struggle: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Eastern European Writing New York: Random House, 1994. Cloth and paper. 403 pages. Reviewed by Charles Sabatos, University of Washington.

Delbert Phillips, Ed. Metodika prepodavanija russkogo jazyka i literatury v Amerike. Moscow: Syntax, 1995 and 1996. 2 vols. Paper. Reviewed by Valentina AbdelRahim-Soboleva, Bryn Mawr College.

Ronin, Vladimir. Regiony Rossii. Antwerpen: Benerus, 1996. 259 pp. Reviewed by Wim Coudenys, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Catherine A. Schuler. Women in Russian Theatre: The Actress in the Silver Age. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. 260 pp. Reviewed by Julie A. Buckler, Harvard University.

Emily Tall and Valentina Vlasikova. Let's Talk About Life! An Integrated Approach to Russian Conversation. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1996. Reviewed by Richard Robin, George Washinton University.

David Wells. Anna Akhmatova: Her Poetry. Oxford and Washington, D.C.: Berg Publishers, 1996. 192 pp. 29.95/12.95 pounds. Reviewed by Jennifer Ryan, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Zaborowska, Magdalena. How We Found America: Reading Gender through East European Immigrant Narratives. Chapel Hill and London: North Carolina University Press, 1995. xiii + 359 pp. (cloth and paper) Reviewed by Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College.

Members of AATSEEL and scholars based outside North America are invited to propose and contribute reviews of recent publications (1994 to present) to this page. Books on Slavic and East European cultures, languages, linguistics and literatures are eligible for review. The formal guidelines are the same as for reviews in SEEJ (The Slavic and East European Journal).

Electronic publication is guaranteed to be swift and easily purged of any typographical errors. As the page begins we can't offer free copies of books from publishers, but if the page proves successful the situation should change. If you might be interested in reviewing for this page in future, please send your coordinates and areas of interest/expertise to the book review page editor, Sibelan Forrester.

Graduate students in the field are especially encouraged to contribute reviews, particularly if they are writing dissertations. Because publication in this format is almost instant, it supplies both a quick line on the resume and a painless way to test the waters of electronic publishing.

Please pass this invitation along to graduate students you know, and to colleagues who may not yet be convinced of the virtues of electronic browsing.