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Katz, Michael R.

Works: 34 works in 151 publications in 1 language and 8,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  History  Historical fiction  Novels  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PG3326, 891.733
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael R Katz
Pioneers : a tale of Russian-Jewish life in the 1880s by S An-Ski( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.A. An-sky's novel dramatizes the dilemmas of Jewish young people in late Tsarist Russia as they strive to throw off their traditional religious upbringing to adopt a secular and modern identity. The action unfolds in the town of M. in the Pale of Settlement, where an engaging cast of characters wrestles with cultural and social issues. Their exploits culminate in helping a young Jewish woman evade an arranged marriage and a young Russian woman leave home so she can pursue her studies at a European university. This startling novel reveals the tensions and triumphs of coming of age in a revol
Hard times in Russia : a novel of liberals and radicals in 1860s Russia by Vasiliĭ Alekseevich Slept︠s︡ov( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes from underground : an authoritative translation, backgrounds and sources, responses, criticism by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one man's rant against a corrupt, oppressive society
What is to be done? by Nikolaj Gavrilovič Černyševskij( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael R. Katz (Russian, U. of Texas, Austin) has translated the socialist classic and provided a long introduction with Wm. G. Wagner (history and Russian, Williams College). Wagner has provided annotations to allusions, references, intellectual sources, and has done the critical bibliography. A necessary addition to every serious collection in fiction, feminism, socialist history
The Kreutzer sonata variations : Lev Tolstoy's Novella and counterstories by Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's short fiction : revised translations, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five : a novel of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Odessa by Vladimir Jabotinsky( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Gesellschaftsroman über den Untergang des bürgerlich-jüdischen Odessa zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Eine Wiederentdeckung - Die "Buddenbrooks" am Schwarzen Meer*Im Jahr 1935 unternimmt Vladimir Jabotinsky, streitbarer Mitbegründer der zionistischen Bewegung und brillanter Feuilletonist, eine imaginär-romanhafte Reise in das alte Odessa, in dem er 1880 geboren wurde, seine Kindheit und jungen Jahre verbrachte.*Die Fünf: eine elegische Erinnerung an eine vergehende Welt, verkörpert in den fünf Geschwistern der Familie Milgrom, die in den politisch-kulturellen Wirren ihrer Zeit, zwischen revolutionärer Gewalt und Assimilation, heranwachsen.*Das damalige Odessa ist noch eine kosmopolitisch tolerante Stadt am Schwarzen Meer, ein Vielvölkergemisch, in dem das Ukrainische und das Russische, das Jüdische und das Deutsche, das Armenische und das Griechische nebeneinander existieren. Durchdrungen vom Parfüm dieser sinnlichen, vitalen und polyglotten Prosa, begegnet uns in Vladimir Jabotinskys Roman vom Verfall einer Familie ein intimes Odessa mit seinen Plätzen, Strassen und Cafés - ein theatralisches, tragisches Menschenschauspiel. Es sind die letzten Tage von Odessa. Bis vor kurzem war der 1880 in Odessa geborene Vladimir Jabotinsky allenfalls als radikaler Zionist in Deutschland bekannt. Mit der Veröffentlichung von "Die Fünf" in der Anderen Bibliothek (Band 336, wegen des grossen Erfolges aber nur noch als Erfolgsausgabe lieferbar) hat sich das geändert: "Ein grossartiger Autor" (Die Zeit); "Ein Schatz aus Wörtern" (Die Welt); "Meisterlich" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung); "Ein grosses Buch" (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Fathers and sons : the author on the novel, contemporary reactions, essays in criticism by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three parts, first, the text of the novel which portrays a new type of hero, a "nihilist," who would represent the values of the younger generation, revealing the full breadth of 19th century Russia, second, a selection of Turgenev's letters, and third, sixteen critical essays on the novel
The literary ballad in early nineteenth-century Russian literature by Michael R Katz( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devils = (The possessed) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Dostoevsky's five major novels, Devils (1871-2), also known as The Possessed, is at once a powerful political tract and a profound study of atheism, depicting the disarray that follows the appearance of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town
Who is to blame? : a novel in two parts by Aleksandr Herzen( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van het sociale en culturele leven in Rusland in de 19e eeuw
Crime and punishment by Fedor Michajlovič Dostoevskij( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to great acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on global literature and our modern world, and is still known worldwide as the quintessential Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its historical, cultural, and spiritual dimensions, probing the moral and ethical dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly stages throughout his narrative. Yet, at its heart, this masterpiece of literary realism is ultimately an immersive tale of passion and redemption--indeed, "the best of all murder stories" (Harold Bloom), "most perfect in pacing and structure. There is no more gripping novel in the world" (Michael Dirda). Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes fresh life into this ageless classic in a sparkling new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, subtle tones, and cunning humor of Dostoevskys magnum opus. Embracing the complex linguistic blend inherent in modern literary Russian that has provided an exceptionally fertile source of images and diction for Russian writers since the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and register of the novels most poignant and significant passages. Sensitive to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the original Russian for the English reader, allowing the text to evoke the same stirring emotional responses as the author intended. With its searing and unique portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment will be the translation of choice for years to come
Dreams and the unconscious in nineteenth-century Russian fiction by Michael R Katz( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanin : a novel by Michail Petrovič Arcybašev( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanin's extreme individualism greatly appealed to young people in Russia during the twilight years of the Romanov regime. "Saninism" was marked by sensualism, self-gratification, and self-destruction - and gained in credibility in an atmosphere of moral and spiritual despondency."--Jacket
Antonina by Evgenii︠a︡ Tur( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonina is a poignant account of a young Russian woman whose life is shaped by the cruel neglect of her stepparents, the financial ruin of her father and later her husband, and - the centerpiece of the novel - her failed love affair with a sensitive but weak young man. This work is a previously untranslated section of a four-volume novel, The Niece, published in Russia in 1851. Patterned after the successful contemporary novels of the Bronte sisters - in fact, Tur names one character after the town of Millcote in Jane Eyre - Antonina was praised by another great nineteenth-century writer, Ivan Turgenev. Jehanne Gheith addresses the novel's continuing appeal in her illuminating introduction
Polinka Saks ; and, the Story of Aleksei Dmitrich by A. V Druzhinin( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman d'amour
Prologue : a novel from the beginning of the 1860s by Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dacha husband : his adventures, observations, and disappointments by Ivan Shcheglov( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Russian political emigré : notes from beyond the grave, or Apologia pro vita mea by V. S Pecherin( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This memoir by Vladimir Pecherin (or Petcherine) (1807-85) is a story of the life of a rebel against any form of despotism. Shortly after his appointment as Professor of Classics at Moscow University, Pecherin fled from Russia in 1836 to pursue radical politics in Europe. He was the first Russian political emigrant. In 1840, he suddenly and unexpectedly converted to Catholicism and entered the Redemptorist Order as a monk. After 20 years of service as a missionary, he parted ways with the Redemptorists and for the last 23 years of his life served as a chaplain at the Mater Hospital in Dublin. Pecherin wrote the memoir during his time in Dublin." "His controversial memoir, poignantly critical of the Russian government and the Catholic Church of his time, was only published for the first time in Russia a hundred years after his death. It contains a vivid account of his adventures in Europe, mainly in Belgium, after leaving Russia, and his struggle against poverty. He was an exceptionally fine writer and talented poet. In this first translation of Pecherin's memoir into English the reader finds an engaging story of the individual who could have been a character in a novel by Dostoevsky, torn from his Russian soil."--BOOK JACKET
Devils by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true event, in which a young revolutionary was murdered by his comrades, The Possessed provoked a storm of controversy for its harsh depiction of a ruthless band of Russian intellectuals, atheists, socialists, anarchists, and other radicals who attempt to incite the population of a small provincial town to revolt against the government. In contrast to Dostoevsky's savage portrait of these radicals and the violent ideas that have possessed them like demons, the author expresses great sympathy for workers and other ordinary people ill-served by those who presume to speak in their name
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What is to be done?
What is to be done?Tolstoy's short fiction : revised translations, backgrounds and sources, criticismThe five : a novel of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century OdessaFathers and sons : the author on the novel, contemporary reactions, essays in criticismThe devils = (The possessed)Sanin : a novelAntoninaPrologue : a novel from the beginning of the 1860s
Alternative Names
Katz, Michael R. 1944-

Katz, Michael R. (Michael Ray), 1944-

Katz, Michael Ray

Katz Michael Ray 1944-....

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