Archive for July, 2010
The White Nights on the Neva: Imperial Russian Literature Tour has been a great success! Did you miss any posts the first time around? Below are the participants and their posts.
Monday, June 21 Only Words To Play With Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls and it’s anit-hero Chichikov
Monday, June 21 So Many Books Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
Thursday, July 1 Readthisbook.us Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Dostoevsky
Thursday, July 1 Life is a Patchwork Quilt The Russian poets of the Imperial Age (i.e. Pushkin, Lermertov)
Thursday, July 8 First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Ward No. 6 and Other Stories by Anton Checkhov
Thursday, July 8 Sparks’ Notes Anna Karenina (Part 1) by Tolstoy
Thursday, July 8 things mean a lot Short stories by Anton Chekhov
Tuesday, July 13 Bookie Mee Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy
Tuesday, July 13 In Spring it is the Dawn Short stories from The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
Friday, July 16 Rebecca Reads Selections from the Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader
Friday, July 16 The Zen Leaf Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Friday, July 16 A Book Lover The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Thanks for your eager participation! The Classics Circuit is on vacation for the next few weeks. Subscribe to the feed to make sure you don’t miss when we do plan the next tour.
In the mean time, I’ve started an experiment. To strengthen the community of those who read classics, I’ve started a “Web Ring” for classics readers. If the format doesn’t work, we’ll tweak it; for now, read more information about it here.
We are now halfway through the White Nights on the Neva: Russian Imperial Literature tour, and I’m sure enjoying all the posts about the classics Russians! I hope you keep following the tour for the next two weeks as well: there is much still to come!
One note: We’ve noticed that there have been a few “no shows’ in which people missed their scheduled day to post. We don’t want to miss your posts if you do post late, and we’d love to know ahead of time if you can’t make your scheduled day. Just send me an email at rebecca [at] rebeccareid [dot] com and I’ll reschedule you later in the tour. Thanks!