Russian literature wrap-up

My whirlwind (and extremely superficial and incomplete) tour of Russian literature is now at an end. I have a longer list of unread books now than when I began, and it was all very unplanned. But that’s part of the fun too. I’m sure I’ll be reading a few more things that could fall into this category this year, but for me Odoevsky was the end-point of this spring’s project, in which I:

Troika leaving a village, 1834, by Mikhail Lermontov

7 comments to Russian literature wrap-up

  • I loved your brief tromp through Russia. I loved your thoughts on Lermontov and really can’t wait to read Odoevsky as well.

    Until next time!

  • nicole

    Glad you enjoyed it! And Odoevsky is great fun, I hope you like him.

  • I’d like to do something like this with Russian literature, Nicole, but first I think I’ll get to work on a similar cycle with African and/or Arabic literature. So much great stuff out there that it’s hard trying to fit everything in! Have been enjoying your Odoevsky posts, by the way–just behind on commenting, I’m afraid…

  • Loved your Russian romp. Intimidated too, [contact-intimidation, haha]–loved your thoughts on Chekhov. I’ve been on a mission to read as much of him as I can. And it breaks my heart that Hesperus Press books aren’t available in my country–and shipping costs are hellish.

    Anyway, next month, I’ll be reading me some Tolstoy for the first time this June. I am scared, haha, even though it’s not even one of his novels.

    Happy June!

  • nicole

    Glad everyone enjoyed this! I always think “projects” will bore people but I am pretty much always wrong.

    Richard—African and Arabic…two totally untouched things for me at this point. I have a long way to go.

    Sasha—That’s awful about Hesperus; I am quite in love with them! I hope you enjoy Tolstoy. Despite my unfriendly dealings with him this go-round, I did love Anna Karenina back when I read it.

  • Projects are never boring! However, I know what you mean. I always get nervous when I do one myself but always love hearing and reading about other people’s.

    I’m currently going through my Cuba kick. We’ll see what comes of that!

  • I always love your projects, Nicole! Greatly enjoyed your trip to Russia (even if I don’t always comment, I read you all the time) and am looking forward to the possible Latin American journey.

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