Wednesday, January 6
So it's 2010...
And my Russian literature campaign has begun. Or rather, is about to begin. I'm asking for a vote here - which of the following should I tackle first?
1. Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
2. The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky
3. Anna Karenina - Tolstoy
4. War and Peace - Tolstoy
5. Dead Souls - Gogol
6. Eugene Onegin, et al - Pushkin
7. A play (or two) by Chekhov
8. A short story (or more) by Gorky
9. Doktor Zhivago - Pasternak
10 A story by Leskov
11 Something else... (please specify)
Note: I have read Nabokov's Lolita already and have in the past started, but not finished, Anna Karenina (meaning I own it). Others I will have to purchase or get from the library, but this shouldn't be an obstacle. Used books are cheap and the library is even cheaper!
You could even provide me with a reading order if you're something of a veteran to Russian Lit. Thanks in advance!
Also, anyone who wants to read along with me - like a book group - is more than welcome to, of course. I don't expect I'll get any takers, though. :)
Bonus interactive content: Please let me know what you're currently reading as well, if you would like (fiction or nonfiction, I consume both)! I'm always curious as to what people are reading, as it often gives me new authors/titles to check out in the future. I really would appreciate this!
Nonfiction-wise, I am reading Michael Baigent's latest book, Racing Toward Armageddon, and in fact am almost finished. Next up is Paul Davies' The Goldilocks Enigma. And after that, who knows... :)
Posted by Metamatician on Wednesday, January 06, 2010
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