We're almost a quarter of the way through 2014 (!), and, as promised, here is the first check-in post for the Russian Literature 2014 Challenge!
I aimed to read 12 Russian classics this year, and so far I've read four and reviewed two (though one, Oblomov, is on the way for next week):
- Eugene Onegin, by Aleksandr Pushkin.
- Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol.
- Poor Folk, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
- Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov.
And, for good measure, I wrote a little about Virginia Woolf's essay on Russian Literature, 'A Russian Point of View', from The Common Reader: First Series.
So, how is everyone else getting along? Anyone tackled War and Peace yet? If you've read or written anything about Russian Literature, let everyone know by leaving a comment to this post, linking your posts in the comments if you've managed to write any, or if you want, write a check-in post on your blog and let us know, again by linking it in the comments (either cut and paste the url(s) or use this code:
I hope everyone is enjoying this challenge! I'm thinking my next Russian novel will be August 1914 by Solzhenitsyn, which is also on my Classics Club list. I'm a little intimidated by this one!