Some Russian Lit Updates for Winter Evenings

Stephen Fry Profiles Six Russian Writers in the New Documentary Russia’s Open Book: via Open Culture: Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Chekhov… someone could design a personality test around which great 19th century Russian writers turned readers on to that most brooding and intense of national literatures. For me it was first Dostoevsky, with an obligatory high school reading of Crime and Punishment, whose ending I hated so much … Read more Some Russian Lit Updates for Winter Evenings

Russian Poet Natalja Klucherova on what’s happening in her Country

Been out & down for the count with a truly nasty colf/flu thing ever since Xmas, so forgive the lack of posts this past week. Still typing in bed, & will only paste a bit of an interesting piece below from signandsight. You can read the full article here. Suddenly we know we are many Why the Russian youth have tolerated the political situation in their country for so long and … Read more Russian Poet Natalja Klucherova on what’s happening in her Country