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Nobel Prize In Literature
Diary Of A Madman
On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.
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10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die
"Fiction-writing in Russia has always been serious business. In a society without freedom, the great writers were the truth-tellers, the voice of the voiceless, and the conscience of a nation—“a second government,” as Alexander Solzhenitsyn once put it. Each of the ten works of fiction below is an acknowledged classic of Russian literature."
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10 Wonderful Russian Novels You Probably Haven't Read
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10 Wonderful Russian Novels You Probably Haven’t Read
Fyodor Dostoyevsky novels. The Brothers Karamazov/Los hermanos Karamazov 1880, Crime and Punishment/Crimen y castigo 1866, The Gambler/El jugador 1867
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Although Russian critics dismissed the novel on its publication as a "trifling romance of high life", Fyodor Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as a work of art". His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style", and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written".
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the brothers karamazov | The_Brothers_Karamazov
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Reading: It’s all in the opening (or some of my all-time literature favorites)
Read this so long ago. It's best digested with some knowledge of pre-Soviet Russian culture and history.
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How well do you know Russian literature?
Gorki (con su esposa Ekaterina Peshkova)
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"Man is so addicted to systems and abstract conclusions that he is prepared deliberately to distort the truth, to close his eyes and ears, but justify his logic at all costs." ~Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quotes
Chekhov with Tolstoy at Yalta, 1900 - This photo brims with greatness!
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