Tory (bootsinrain) wrote in novelnovelchunk,
Tory
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No, I don't know why

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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