Glagoslav Publications Published a Novel by the Acclaimed Czech Writer Jiří Kratochvil

Summary: Can something that exists merely as a literary text, say a story, come about in real life? Can reality, to put it another way, steal something from literature, the same way literature steals from reality? Such is the question that Libor Hrach, the author of The Adventures of the Wise... - December 18, 2021

Glagoslav Publications Releases a Collection of Plays by the "Fourth Bard" of Polish Romanticism, Cyprian Norwid

Summary: "Perhaps some day I’ll disappear forever," muses the master-builder Psymmachus in Cyprian Kamil Norwid’s Cleopatra and Caesar, "Becoming one with my work…" Today, exactly two hundred years from the poet’s birth, it is difficult not to hear... - December 17, 2021

Glagoslav Publications is to Publish a 1938 Murder Mystery, "The Night Reporter," by a Renowned Ukrainian Writer, Yuri Vynnychuk

Summary: The events of the novel The Night Reporter take place in Lviv in 1938. Journalist Marko Krylovych, nicknamed the “night reporter” for his nightly coverage of the life of the city’s underbelly, takes on the investigation of the murder of a candidate for president of the... - November 06, 2021

Glagoslav Publications Releases a Bilingual Collection of a Contemporary Polish Poet, Jan Polkowski Voices

Summary: In December 1970, amid a harsh winter and an even harsher economic situation, the ruling communist regime in Poland chose to drastically raise prices on basic foodstuffs. Just before the Christmas holidays, for example, the price of fish, a staple of the traditional Christmas Eve meal,... - October 31, 2021

Glagoslav Publications Releases the First Book-Length Biography of Sergei Tretyakov, a Leading Intellectual, Playwright, and Cultural Theorist of Soviet Russia

Summary: Sergei Tretyakov is one of those artists and intellectuals from the first half of the twentieth century whose name is known, but whose achievements are barely recognized. He seems curiously elusive. Who exactly was he? What did he do? A victim of Stalin’s Great Terror, declared an... - September 25, 2021

Glagoslav Publications Presents the First Instalment Into Its Bosnian Shelf, a Collection of Short Writings by Mima Mihajlović

Summary: This collection of short writings depicts different aspects of ordinary life: work, love, friends, family, as well as language identity, immigration to the Wonderland, and nostalgia for the lost home. Often ironic about herself and her characters, Mima plays with genres to create a... - May 23, 2021

Glagoslav Publications Opens a New Direction in Their Publishing Programme, with the First Translated Work from Slovak, Slavdom by Ľudovít Štúr

Summary: Ľudovít Štúr (1815 – 1856) is poet, publicist, and patriot. But patriot for whom? His native Slovakia? An autonomous federation of Slavic nations under the Habsburg crown? Or Tsarist Russia? While constituting the largest, numerically speaking, ethnic group in... - March 06, 2021

Glagoslav Publications Presents a New Russian Author to the English-Speaking Public, Vladimir Gonik, and His Historical Novel Orchestra

Summary: This novel by Russian novelist and screenwriter Vladimir Gonik is set in eleven countries around the world. Orchestra is based on documentary materials: the author has delved into the archives and met eyewitnesses, and now he recounts secret operations that took place across the globe in... - January 22, 2021

Glagoslav Publishes a Book That Delves Into the Codes of World Civilizations, by a Prominent Russian Politician and Scholar Vyacheslav Nikonov

Summary: In his book, Vyacheslav Nikonov shows the origins of the modern world and traces the chronologies and histories of peoples and countries. Nikonov discusses the main centers of influence and forces that shape the world in which we live. The world demonstrates a variety of development models... - December 23, 2020

Glagoslav Publications is to Publish a New Instalment in Its Czech Portfolio, a Novel by a Contemporary Czech Writer, Jan Balabán

Summary: "Somewhere in the cosmos there are happier places," muses Martin Vrána, the hero of Jan Balabán’s novel Where was the Angel Going?. "People are transported to the planet Earth for punishment. Part of the punishment is their ignorance of the fact. - December 02, 2020

Glagoslav Publications is to Publish a Ukrainian Crime Novel by Andriy Kokotiukha, the Lawyer from Lychakiv Street

Summary: At the beginning of the twentieth century, 1908, a young Kyivan, Klym Koshovy miraculously flies the coop and escapes from persecution by tsarist police to Lviv. However, even here he is arrested – near the corpse of a well-known local lawyer, Yevhen Soyka. The deceased had dubious... - November 16, 2020

Glagoslav Publications Brings Out Russian Lord of the Rings, Mebet by Alexander Grigorenko, Into English for the First Time

Summary: Mebet concerns a man of the taiga, a hunter, in a moving narrative that blends ethnographic detail, indigenous mythology, and the snowy landscapes of the Arctic. The protagonist is a Nenets, a member of one of the peoples who call far northern Russia home. Dubbed “The Gods’... - November 09, 2020

Glagoslav Brings a New Collection of Poetry by the Ukrainian Poet Bohdan Rubchak to the English Reader

Summary: Only a handful of prominent émigré Ukrainian poet-scholar Bohdan Rubchak’s poems have appeared in English translation prior to the publication of this volume. Rubchak died in 2018 at the age of 83 after publishing six collections of poetry, the last for which he... - August 29, 2020

Glagoslav Publications Brings Out Another Award-Winning Novel by the Controversial Author of "Sin" and "Sankya" Zakhar Prilepin, "The Monastery"

Summary: The late 1920s... Convicted of murdering his father, Artiom Goriainov is serving a sentence of several years on the Solovki Archipelago. Artiom is a strong young man who survives all facets of the hell that is the Soviet camps: hunger, cold, betrayal, the death of friends, a failed escape... - July 29, 2020

Glagoslav Brings a New Translation from the Armenian to English Readers, a Collection of Short Stories Robinson by Aram Pachyan

Summary: Robinson is the first book by Aram Pachyan, which earned him the highest governmental award in Armenia, The Presidential Prize for Literature. The volume is made up of 16 short stories; each story is like a small but sharp painting of various characters. The faces in these paintings look... - June 11, 2020

Glagoslav Publications is to Publish a New Installment in Its Polish Portfolio, a Collection of Works by a Contemporary Polish Writer Rafał Wojasiński

Summary: Awarded the prestigious Marek Nowakowski Prize for 2019, Olanda introduces readers to a world one glimpses only through the window of the train, as one would hurry from one important city to another: a provincial world of dilapidated farmhouses and sagging apartment blocks, overgrown... - May 29, 2020

A First Person Account of a Soldier’s Journey at War is to be Released by Glagoslav Publications for the Ukrainian Literature Bookshelf

Summary: The book is a first person account of a soldier’s journey, and is based on Artem Chekh’s diary that he wrote while and after his service in the war in Donbas. One of the most important messages the book conveys is that war means pain. Chekh is not showing the reader any heroic... - May 13, 2020

To Celebrate Russian-British Relations and the Two Countries’ WWII History, Glagoslav Publications Brings Out a Book on a Heroic City of Stalingrad and Its Links to GB

Summary: The author traces the Queen Mother’s formative years, her family life in the palace environment, her growing adoration and ascension to the British throne, how she arranged aid to Stalingrad and was ultimately named an honorary citizen of that city, and other little-known details... - March 19, 2020

Glagoslav Brings a New Translation from the Armenian to English Readers, Point Zero by Narek Malian

Summary: Throughout the whole of human history, people would kill each other in the name of God. They did not know that the God they fought for was the God of Power. The 11th century is known for two historical religious initiatives – the Crusades and Assassins of Syria. Since the 9/11... - March 18, 2020

Glagoslav Brings a New Translation from the Armenian, "Ravens Before Noah" by Susanna Harutyunyan

Summary: This novel is set in the Armenian mountains sometime in 1915-1960. An old man and a new born baby boy escape from the Hamidian massacres in Turkey in 1894 and hide themselves in the ruins of a demolished and abandoned village. The village soon becomes a shelter for many others, who flee... - December 26, 2019

A New Instalment in Glagoslav’s List of Polish Literature, a Collection of Poems and Dramatic Works by the Polish Avant-Garde Poet Tytus Czyżewski, is Published

Summary: The history of Poland, since the eighteenth century, has been marked by an almost unending struggle for survival. From 1795 through 1945, she was partitioned four times by her stronger neighbours, most of whom were intent on suppressing if not eradicating Polish culture. It is not... - December 04, 2019

A New Instalment in Glagoslav’s List of Polish Literature, a Collection of Mock Epics by the Polish Playwright Ignacy Krasicki, Was Published

Summary: International brigades of mice and rats join forces to defend the rodents of Poland, threatened with extermination at the paws of cats favoured by the ancient ruler King Popiel, a sybaritic, cowardly ruler... The Hag of Discord incites a vicious rivalry between monastic orders, which only... - December 04, 2019

A Collection of Short Stories by an Acclaimed Armenian Writer Karine Khodikyan Has Been Published by Glagoslav

Summary: The short fiction of Karine Khodikyan can be described as intellectual fiction for women. These short stories with a “mystical touch” tell stories about women – young and old, happy and sad; even when the protagonist is not a woman, the story will immerse you into the... - November 21, 2019

Glagoslav Has Published Leonardo’s Handwriting, an Unconventional Novel by the Israeli Russian-Language Writer Dina Rubina

Summary: Leonardo’s Handwriting is a romantic moral tale, with an unconventional woman at its heart. Nature has given the heroine, Anna, the gift of clairvoyance, and it is this that determines her singular fate. The characteristic “left-handed mirror handwriting,” which in... - November 16, 2019

The Only Complete Collection of Sergei Tretyakov’s Plays Has Been Published by Glagoslav

When Sergei Tretyakov’s ground-breaking play, I Want a Baby, was banned by Stalin’s censor in 1927, it was a signal that the radical and innovative theatre of the early Soviet years was to be brought to an end. A glittering, unblinking exploration of the realities of post-revolutionary... - September 04, 2019

Glagoslav Publications is Releasing a Biography of Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia’s Most Popular and Best-Loved Writer

Summary: Marietta Chudakova’s biography of Bulgakov was first published in 1988 and remains the most authoritative and comprehensive study of the writer’s life ever produced. It has received acclaim for the journalistic style in which it is written: the author draws on unpublished... - August 31, 2019

A Collection of Short Stories by Armenian Young Writer Grig Has Been Published by Glagoslav

Summary: Jesus’ Cat is the first book by this young prose writer. The stories involved in this collection reveal, on the one hand, a unique writing style, and on the other, an original perspective on the world and people. This combination allows characters to develop in Grig’s creative... - July 31, 2019

Glagoslav Has Published the First Novel by the Russian Playwright and Actor Evgeny Grishkovets

Summary: "The Hemingway Game" is the first novel from Russian playwright and performer of his own plays, Evgeny Grishkovets. "The Hemingway Game" is an urban romance which depicts the life of a shirt over the course of one day (worn in the morning and taken off late at night);... - June 23, 2019

Glagoslav has Published one of the First Works of Russia’s Northern Prose, A Flame Out at Sea, by Dmitry Novikov

Summary: The characters in Novikov’s work are predominantly people of the Russian North: Pomors, Karelians and Komi. In 2013 Novikov, along with other Karelian writers, proclaimed the Manifesto on a New Northern Prose, the mission of which Novikov described as: Though these are trying times... - April 25, 2019

Glagoslav Has Published a Photo Book on the 90s Moscow in Transition

Summary: Robert Stephenson’s book focuses on Moscow following the collapse of the USSR and provides a unique pictorial view of daily life in Russia’s capital city during the turbulent early years of transition to market capitalism. Original photographs and supporting narrative by the... - April 02, 2019

Glagoslav’s New Historical Novel is About Spies, Counterintelligence Services, War Crimes and Love

Summary: Postwar Nuremberg is set to host a historically unprecedented trial of the leaders of the defeated Third Reich. The whole world is awaiting a just verdict, but it is here where Soviet counterintelligence must wage a secret war against forces that seek to prevent that from happening at any... - March 30, 2019

Glagoslav’s New Book Offers Biographical Sketches of Twelve of the Most Prominent Russian Advocates of the Rule of Law Who Changed Russian Law, State, and Society

Summary: Pavel Krasheninnikov’s book "The 12 Apostles of Law" first saw publication in Russia in 2016 and is dedicated to the great legal minds who, through their scholarship and legislative activity, changed Russia’s law, government, and society over two centuries. For over... - February 01, 2019

The Novel Little Zinnobers by Elena Chizhova Has Now Been Brought to English Readers by Glagoslav Publications

Summary: Little Zinnobers is especially fascinating for British readers as we see Shakespeare’s famous sonnets and plays touchingly brought to life by the Russian children and their gifted teacher, the novel’s heroine. The teacher applies some of the playwright’s satire to the... - January 13, 2019

A Collection of Plays by the Polish Playwright Zygmunt Krasiński to be Published by Glagoslav

Summary: “God hath denied me that angelic measure / Without which no man sees in me the poet,” writes Zygmunt Krasiński in one of his most recognisable lyrics. Yet while it may be true that his lyric output cannot rival in quality the verses of the other two great Polish Romantics,... - December 09, 2018

A New Instalment in Glagoslav’s List of Polish Literature, a Collection of Plays by the Polish Playwright Juliusz Słowacki, to be Published

Summary: The crypt of Wawel Cathedral in Kraków is the Polish nation’s greatest pantheon. Here lie the earthly remains of its storied kings and queens, and two of its greatest poets, Adam Mickiewicz and Juliusz Słowacki. At the conclusion of his speech at Słowacki’s... - December 03, 2018

An English Translation of a Black-Listed Writer in Turkmenistan to be Published by Glagoslav

Summary: Moscow, during the collapse of the Soviet system: In a hospital, young people awaiting heart operations and possible death, live just for today with mischief-making and even love affairs, under the stringent gaze of the old matron, Baba Nastya. Here one of the patients, a young Turkmen,... - November 03, 2018

A New Instalment, Combustions by Srđan Srdić, in the Serbian Collection to be Published by Glagoslav

Summary: Srđan Srdić’s collection of short stories, Combustions, establishes this author’s position as one of the best prose writers in Serbia and across the region. This book consists of nine stories in which the author brings the reader face to face with the seamy side of... - October 12, 2018

A New Instalment in Glagoslav’s List of Polish Literature, a Collection of Sonnets by the Polish Poet Adam Mickiewicz to be Published

Summary: Because the poetry of Adam Mickiewicz is so closely identified with the history of the Polish nation, one often reads him as an institution, rather than a real person. In the Crimean and Erotic Sonnets of the national bard, we are presented with the fresh, real, and striking poetry of a... - October 03, 2018

What Connects Wagner, Kgb, and the Flying Dutchman in the Novel by Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Published for the First Time in English Translation; Look for the Clues

Summary: Some time in the 1970s, Konstantin Alpheyev, a well-known Russian musicologist, finds himself in trouble with the KGB, the Russian secret police, after the death of his girlfriend, for which one of their officers may have been responsible. He has to flee from the city and to go into... - September 05, 2018

Flippant and Scathing Works by the Ukrainian Feuilletonist Ostap Vyshnia Have Joined Glagoslav’s Portfolio in the English Translation

Summary: A brilliant satirist, Ostap Vyshnia (1889-1956) sent up the shortcomings of Soviet life and bureaucracy in the 1920s. He was famous in Ukraine almost exclusively for his feuilletons, and achieved enormous popularity in this genre in the 1920s, especially among the peasant population. - September 05, 2018

Be the First to Enjoy Glagoslav's New Book "Nikolai Gumilev’s Africa" with Almost 60 Pages of Photos from Gumilev's Africa Expeditions

Summary: Gumilev holds a unique position in the history of Russian poetry as a result of his profound involvement with Africa. He extensively wrote both poetry and prose on the culture of the continent in general and on Ethiopia (Abyssinia, as it was called in Gumilev’s time) in particular. - September 05, 2018

A Brown Man in Russia Describes the Fantastical Travels of a Young, Colored American Traveler as He Backpacks Across Russia in the Middle of Winter via the Trans-Siberian

Summary: A Brown Man in Russia is a hybrid between the curmudgeonly travelogues of Paul Theroux and the philosophical works of Robert Pirsig. Styled in the vein of Hofstadter, the author lays out a series of absurd, but true stories followed by a deeper rumination on what they mean and why they... - May 12, 2018

An English Translation of a Black-Listed Writer in Turkmenistan to be Published by Glagoslav

Summary: This book features people from one of the most closed countries of today's world, where the passage of time resembles the passage of a caravan through the waterless desert. This world has been recreated by a true-born son of that mysterious country, a Turkmen who, at the will of fate, has... - April 25, 2018

Glagoslav Published a Mysterious Quest for "Seven Signs of the Lion" Set in Lviv, the Main Cultural Centre of Ukraine

Summary: The novel Seven Signs of the Lion is a magical journey to the city of Lviv in Western Ukraine. Part magical realism, part travelogue, part adventure novel, and part love story, it is a fragmented, hybrid work about a mysterious and mythical place. The hero of the novel Nicholas Bilanchuk... - April 03, 2018

English Translation of Jan Balaban’s Prose to be Published by Glagoslav

Summary: A young boy from the housing estates comes across a copse of old oaks to which he can escape, as to an oasis of calm. Although he may forget about it once he becomes an adult and “puts aside the things of childhood,” it will remain a locus of balance, decades later, for a... - February 27, 2018

A Bilingual Edition of Contemporary Russian Short Poems to be Published by Glagoslav

Edited, translated, and introduced by Anatoly Kudryavitsky, this bilingual anthology presents Russian short poems of the last half-century. - January 18, 2018

New Non-Fiction Book on Russian and Ukrainian Cuisine Joined Glagoslav’s Publishing Portfolio

Adventures in the Slavic Kitchen: A Book of Essays with Recipes is a cultural study of the role food plays in the formation and expression of a nation’s character. It focuses primarily on the Russian and Ukrainian kitchens but discusses them in the context of international food practices. - December 19, 2017

A New Instalment in Glagoslav’s Collection of Ukrainian Literature Was Published

A collection of poems on religious themes written in 1932 and 1933, The Grand Harmony is a subtle and supple examination of Antonych’s intimately personal journey to faith, with all its revelatory verities as well as self-questioning and doubt. - December 15, 2017

Jaroslav Hašek’s Short Stories Are to be Published in English by Glagoslav

Summary: Jaroslav Hašek (1883-1923) is known by readers around the world as the author of The Good Soldier Švejk, one of the greatest comic novels of all time. Not all of his fans are aware of his six year anabasis in Russia, however, which began with his capture on the front lines of... - December 13, 2017

Glagoslav Published Its First Book by a Kazakh Author Into English, Galymkair Mutanov’s "The Shining Light"

Summary: Poetry has always been in the Kazakh blood, and Galym Mutanov is one of the newly independent nation’s leading poets, a shining light in the Kazakh literary world. In the range of his poetry, Mutanov truly captures the essence of the Kazakh spirit – from the tough and ageless... - December 12, 2017

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