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No, I don't know why [Feb. 1st, 2006|08:19 am]
Lucid Loquacity
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I thought of something fun to do in the shower (and no, not that way): instead of my usual desultory reading of whatever came my way I thought I might go lookin' for adventure and read a bunch of books somehow related. Easily the best thing I could come up with is Russian Literature.

Then I thought I might take the world in with my love, so how bout this (you might imagine this in fancy 60s psychedelic-poster style lettering, although even simple italics are beyond my technological ken):

March is Officially, in my mental kingdom and now maybe yours, RUSSIAN LITERATURE MONTH. If you love that ole Tsarist-era prose or if some born to be wild soviet realist schmaltz tickles your fancy, then maybe we could climb so high together. If you darlings wanna make it happen, I'll set up our own very special Russian discussion group on livejournal. So get your motor runnin', head out on the highway and leave a comment.

Personally I'm thinking "Anna Karenina," Nabokov's "The Defense" (I just want to read that one), Gogol's "The Overcoat," and maybe Turgenev's "Father and Sons." But I'm really open to anything. There should probably be some 1920s tag-along and die too (or whatever they call it) era books in there as well.

Those literate in Russian not just welcome, but desired.

Cross-posted all over the place.
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From: toulonwanderer
2006-05-24 12:55 pm (UTC)

Russian literature

March? I didn't know that. Oo Cool! ^__^ XD Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita! XD Zamyatin's We! oO I haven't read Tolstoy, Gogol, or Turgenev. Gogol's "The Overcoat" is crying out to be read, very neglected. OO;; Bulgakov's Black Snow is hogging all my attention, which is just fine. XD I can't read a word of Russian--though I think there was a Russian livejournal group that posted a picture of someone cosplaying Koroviev--XD OO But minus pince-nez! I THINK that was Koroviev...It definitely wasn't the other three. Well, I'm sorry it took you three months to get a reply on this. Yes! Make a discussion group! That would be so cool! X__X Though Socialist Realism? Eh....ah, well. Please reply soon! Yours is a great idea! ^__^
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[User Picture]From: truthnofiction
2006-06-29 02:36 pm (UTC)
Beep! Don't forget Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov," "The Idiot," and "Notes from the Underground"!

This post is pretty old, but I'm hoping you're still thinking about it or it's in the works or w/e.
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