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Books about "Nasty Women"

If you watched the final presidential debate last night, or if you’ve seen Twitter in the last 12 hours, you’ve probably heard something about “ 2,570 more words


Reading Raccoon

It’s hard to do shock and surprise when you have no pupils. Somehow RJ (i.e. T) pulls it off. Those projectile perspiration exclamations help. I wonder what those are called? 15 more words

Comic Commentary

Applying Tolstoy to Today’s Rush to War

Russian literature is too important to be left to professors of Comp Lit or to Slavic Departments at our universities, as is so often the case with the novel that I propose to examine here, Leo Tolstoy’s, Anna Karenina. 2,331 more words



I’m not the biggest fan of 2005’s Pride and Prejudice & Pigs, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen (this is my Darcy). However, I forgot that the two of them went on to star in the weird, anachronistic (dresses made out of denim) 2012 adaptation of… 12 more words


Anna Karenina

Boy, this is some book!

Yes, it took me a LONG time to finish it. There are parts which are overstretched, but overall this book is delightful. 40 more words

Kitty on Skates

Vladimir Nabokov gives us a sketch of what Kitty wore skating: kitty-skating (.pdf). I’ll have print copies at our meeting.

Anna Karenina

Moscow-Petersburg Red Eye

If you had a difficult time picturing the train carriage Anna sat in on her way back to St. Petersburg, you wouldn’t be alone. For his Cornell lectures on Anna Karenin, Vladimir Nabokov sketched the carriage and seating arrangements Tolstoy used for Anna’s feverish night journey. 16 more words

Anna Karenina