Are You a Russian Lit Geek?


Don’t miss my latest post at Thornfield Hall, “Are You a Russian Lit Geek? Rereading Goncharov’s Oblomov and Tolstoy’s The Cossacks.”  I love Russian literature in translation, and have never read a more comical novel than Oblomov, in which the enchantingly slothful hero, Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, prefers sleep to action.  Tolstoy’s autobiographical novel, The Cossacks, is a bit naive but charming.  A young Russian man leaves Moscow for the Caucasus, and is impressed by the naturalness of the people.

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Two New Posts at Thornfield Hall, “What to Read in Inclement Weather” & “A Return to War and Peace”

At my blog Thornfield Hall, I recently chatted about what I’m reading.   In  “Feeling Melancholy?  What to Read in Inclement Weather,” I discuss Rose Macaulay’s Dangerous Ages, Shion Miura’s The Great Passage, and Patricia Moyes’s Black Widower.”  And in “A Return to War and Peace,” I muse on Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which I am rereading for the thirteenth time.

Do check out these posts!