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Bouis, Antonina W.

Works: 118 works in 327 publications in 1 language and 18,968 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  History  Historical fiction  Poetry  Political fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Antonina W Bouis
The world of Andrei Sakharov : a Russian physicist's path to freedom by G. E Gorelik( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently declassified documents show that Sakharov's metamorphosis was caused by professional concerns, particularly regarding the development of an antiballistic missile defense."--Jacket
Russia : a long view by E. T Gaĭdar( )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette contient : "It is not so easy to take the long view of socioeconomic history when you are participating in a revolution. For that reason, Russian economist Yegor Gaidar put aside an early version of this work to take up a series of government positions--as Minister of Finance and as Boris Yeltsin's acting Prime Minister--in the early 1990s. In government, Gaidar shepherded Russia through its transition to a market economy after years of socialism. Once out of government, Gaidar turned again to his consideration of Russia's economic history and long-term economic and political challenges. This book, revised and updated shortly before his death in 2009, is the result. Its transition complete, Russia is once again becoming part of the modern world. Gaidar's account of long-term socioeconomic trends puts his country in historical context and outlines problems faced by Russia (and other developing economies) that more developed countries have already encountered: aging populations, migration, evolution of the system of social protection, changes in the armed forces, and balancing stability and flexibility in democratic institutions. Topics of discussion in this astonishingly erudite work range from the phenomenon of modern economic growth to agrarian societies to Russia's development trajectory. The book features an epilogue written by Gaidar for this English-language edition. This is not a memoir, but, Gaidar points out, neither is it "written from the position of a man who spent his entire life in a research institute." Gaidar's "long view" is inevitably informed and enriched by his experience in government at a watershed moment in history."
Moscow and beyond, 1986-1989 by Andreĭ Sakharov( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oblivion by Sergeĭ Lebedev( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the vast wastelands of the Far North of Russia to uncover the truth about a shadowy neighbor who saved his life, and whom he knows only as Grandfather II. What he finds, among the forgotten mines and decrepit barracks of former prison camps, is a world of evils relegated to oblivion, forgotten by history
The magical chorus : a history of Russian culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn by Solomon Volkov( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to the brutal cult of Stalin to the ebullient, uncertain days of perestroika, nowhere has the inextricable relationship between politics and culture been more starkly illustrated than in twentieth-century Russia. In the first book to fully examine the intricate and often deadly interconnection between Russian rulers and Russian artists, cultural historian Solomon Volkov (who experienced firsthand many of the events he describes) brings to life the human stories behind some of the greatest masterpieces of our time
Putin's Russia by Lilii︠a︡ Shevt︠s︡ova( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Putin's ascent to power, Russian leadership and Russia have changed dramatically. A pragmatic manager, Putin has tamed the Russian elite and arrogant tycoons, pushed forward economic reforms previously stalled under Yeltsin, and instituted a pro-Western foreign policy. He has accomplished all of this while maintaining a 70 per cent approval rating
Shostakovich and Stalin : the extraordinary relationship between the great composer and the brutal dictator by Solomon Volkov( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the often tumultuous relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin, with Shostakovich striving to remain true to his musical ideals, at the same that he had to deal with the machinations and instability of Stalin
Realeconomik : the hidden cause of the great recession (and how to avert the next one) by G I︠A︡vlinskiĭ( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book directly confronts uncomfortable questions that many prefer to brush aside: if economists and other scholars, politicians, and business professionals understand the causes of economic crises, as they claim, then why do such damaging crises continue to occur? Can we trust business and intellectual elites who advocate the principles of Realpolitik and claim the "public good" as their priority, yet consistently favor maximization of profit over ethical issues? Former deputy prime minister of Russia Grigory Yavlinsky, an internationally respected free-market economist, makes a powerful case that the often-cited causes of global economic instability-institutional failings, wrong decisions by regulators, insufficient or incorrect information, and the like-are only secondary to a far more significant underlying cause: the failure to understand that universal social norms are essential to thriving businesses and social and economic progress. Yavlinsky explores the widespread disregard for moral values in business decisions and calls for restoration of principled behavior in politics and economic practices. The unwelcome alternative, he warns, will be a twenty-first-century global economy in the grip of unending crises"--
Fatal half measures : the culture of democracy in the Soviet Union by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Russian. Includes index
Don't die before you're dead by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing look at the failed coup by Communist hardliners against President Gorbachev in August of 1991. The event is recounted through the eyes of such characters as a Red Army marshall, a jilted husband, a cellist, a soccer star, even Boris Yeltsin himself. By the author of Fatal Half Measures
Almost at the end by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of melancholy baby by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey across the United States, as viewed through the eyes of a Russian writer
Dust and ashes by Anatoliĭ Rybakov( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the Soviet Union's struggle against the Nazis. The hero is Sasha Pankratov, a prisoner rescued from the gulag by the onset of World War II. He becomes a tank commander, a position that propels him from the desolation of Siberia to the rubble of Stalingrad and, ultimately, to the streets of Berlin. By the author of Children of the Arbat
Ease my sorrows : a memoir by Lev Kopelev( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suitcase by Sergeĭ Dovlatov( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian immigrant narrates the humorous events behind the acquisiton of eight seemingly unimportant possessions which he has brought with him to the United States
Balanchine's Tchaikovsky : interviews with George Balanchine by Solomon Volkov( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I interviewform fortæller Balanchine om den russiske komponists liv og værker - og indirekte om sig selv
Romanov riches : Russian writers and artists under the tsars by Solomon Volkov( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a sweeping cultural history of Russia from the rise of the house of Romanov in 1613 to its downfall at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1917, Solomon Volkov effortlessly unwinds the twisted relationship between art and the royal family. Throughout the Romanov dynasty, Russia's greatest artists and thinkers, painters and poets, composers and dancers, served two masters. Devotion to craft--or principle--could never wholly eclipse dependence on the tsars. Similarly, consumers of Russian culture could never respond without political consideration: Volkov recounts how, at the 1836 premiere of Glinka's opera A Life for the Tsar, fashionable audiences watched Nicholas I in his private box to see how they ought to react. He wept, and they wept accordingly. In this spellbinding story, we watch the great figures of Russian history clash. Alexei, father of Peter the Great, befriended the writer Avvakum only to banish him; the next tsar, Fedor, had Avvakum burned alive. Using her notorious charms, Catherine the Great masterfully wielded political control over her culture industry. For his part, Pushkin became the first favored artist to resist the tsar's influence. His poem 'To Liberty' is cherished as a revolutionary work of dissent. But even Pushkin's genius went unspared: Alexander tired of the poet's literary and amorous freethinking and banished him from St. Petersburg. Romanov Riches is a work of epic scale that never sacrifices individual characters for broader themes. Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy are presented in a devilishly intricate dance with their royal patrons. A truly essential work for anyone who wants to understand Russia's passionate devotion to its most important artists, it is the prequel to Volkov's acclaimed work The Magical Chorus: A History of Russian Culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn."--Jacket
White walls : collected stories by Tatʹi︠a︡na Tolstai︠a︡( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels, imaginary friends, near-saints, shades and ber-ogres fall to Earth among ordinary Russians and routinely succeed in whetting the imagination in this sparkling collection from Tolstoy's great-grandniece, a longtime New Yorker fiction contributor. In "The Circle," Vassily Mikailovich (Tolstaya wryly leaves him without a surname) turns 60 and finds little behind or ahead of him, despite meeting the ghost of former lover Isolde
The year of the comet by Sergeĭ Lebedev( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...A story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse. An idyllic childhood takes a sinister turn. Rumors of a serial killer haunt the neighborhood, families pack up and leave town without a word of warning, and the country begins to unravel. Policemen stand by as protesters overtake the streets, knowing that the once awe-inspiring symbols of power they wear on their helmets have become devoid of meaning. Lebedev depicts a vast empire coming apart at the seams, transforming a very public moment into something tender and personal, and writes with stunning beauty and shattering insight about childhood and the growing consciousness of a boy in the world."--Cover, p.[4]
Live and remember by Valentin Rasputin( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live and Remember is one of the most important works of Russian literature of the post-Stalin, pre-glasnost era. First published in Russian in 1974, it was immediately hailed by Soviet critics as a superb-if atypical-example of war literature and a moving depiction of the degradation and ultimate damnation of a frontline deserter-although it did provoke controversy for its sympathetic portrayal of the deserter's wife. But the novel has also attracted the attention of both Western and Soviet critics for it masterly psychological portrait of two characters caught in a hopeless situation. The novel tells the story of a Siberian peasant who makes a tragic miscalculation by deserting in the last year of the war, and the loyal wife who embraces his fate as her own. Rasputin examines the doomed relationship of these characters, sharply evoking the ties that bind individuals to their land, their community, their family. More than commentary on the nature of Soviet power or on the conduct of the war, Live and Remember is simultaneously a timeless tale with universal appeal and a very Russian story
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The world of Andrei Sakharov : a Russian physicist's path to freedom
The magical chorus : a history of Russian culture from Tolstoy to SolzhenitsynPutin's RussiaShostakovich and Stalin : the extraordinary relationship between the great composer and the brutal dictatorRealeconomik : the hidden cause of the great recession (and how to avert the next one)Don't die before you're deadAlmost at the endDust and ashesThe suitcase
Alternative Names
Bouis, Antonia W.

Bouis, Antonina.

부이스, 안토니나 W

부이스, 안토니아 W

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