Archive for July, 2010

White Nights on the Neva: Imperial Russian Literature Tour in Retrospect

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

Tuesday, June 22      Sasha & The Silverfish Leo Tolstoy’s essay What is Art?
Tuesday, June 22      The Researcher’s Tale A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

Wednesday, June 23 Time Enough At Last Dead Souls by Gogol
Wednesday, June 23 Notes from the North Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Thursday, June 24    Pining for the West Liza by Turgenev

Friday, June 25    A Literary Odyssey Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Saturday, June 26     Books and Chocolate A Night at the Cemetery and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov

Sunday, June 27        The Reading Life Diary of A Superflous Man by Ivan Turgenev
Sunday, June 27        November’s Autumn Rudin by Ivan Turgenev

Monday, June 28       Shelf Love The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

Tuesday, June 29       Becky’s Book Reviews Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Tuesday, June 29       Tell Me A Story The Steppe and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov

Wednesday, June 30 Wuthering Expectations A Russian Gentleman and A Russian Childhood by Sergei Aksakov

Thursday, July 1 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)

Saturday, July 3         Stiletto Storytime The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Monday, July 5          BookNAround Eugene Onegin by Pushkin
Monday, July 5          Lizzy’s Literary Life The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Tuesday, July 6          A Common Reader Hadji Murad by Leo Tolstoy

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

Friday, July 9            eclectic / eccentric House of the Dead by Dostoyevsky

Saturday, July 10    my books. my life. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, July 11        Ardent Reader Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Monday, July 12      Bibliolatry Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

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

Wednesday, July 14      Sophisticated Dorkiness Short stories by Anton Chekhov
Wednesday, July 14      Paperback Reader A Russian Affair by Anton Chekhov

Thursday, July 15 Adventures of an Intrepid Reader War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Thursday, July 15     The Blog Jar Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevksy

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.

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Russian Imperial Literature Half-way Point

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!

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