Monday, October 1, 2007
A literature as vast as its land
Ex Libris has proposed a Russian lit challenge in '08 and I'm going to be there. I know the challenge could use a talented button maker (not the Peer Gynt kind) if anyone with those talents wants to volunteer. If you're the type that know you will never read any Tolstoi without a push or if you're a nut about Russian culture and history like I am - head on over and join the challenge.
I am proposing:
Life and Fate - Vasily Grossman
The Gulag Archipelago - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Natasha's Fire - Orlando Figges
Heavy Sand - Anatoly Rybakov
Among the Russians - Coin Thubron
Revolution on My Mind - Jochen Hellbeck
and possibly Re-reading Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov) and Anna Karenina (Lev Tolstoy)
Oh my gosh, I have no Chekhov, I'll have to add something.