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Vita Nostra

One thing I’ve really enjoyed so far about Women in Translation month is that I’ve expanded my reading horizons. Not only that, but I’ve been able to find new books to love in genres I already enjoy. 641 more words

Book Blog

Book Review: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

I’ve read a few classics, but talk about a gripping one!

When it comes to Russian authors, Leo Tolstoy is a name that is taken with a lot of respect and it’s clear to see why. 665 more words

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"Stalingrad" by Vasily Grossman, Translated by Robert Chandler

Probably the Russian literature event of the year in the English-speaking world has been the publication of the English translation of Vasily Grossman’s “Stalingrad,” the first part of his two-part series about the battle of Stalingrad that concludes with “Life and Fate.” 595 more words

Sultry Stories for Late Summer

It’s August, so the cicadas are whirring up a racket outside my windows. Days are hot, but the mornings are already getting a bit of that pre-autumn chill to them. 731 more words


Quote of the Week:

People go off by themselves to cry, but man is not by nature solitary. It’s just that when people cry, they don’t want anybody joining in.

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Anna Akhmatova

Let my heiress have full rights,
Live in my house, sing songs that I composed.
Yet how slowly my strength ebbs,
How the tortured breast craves air. 110 more words


Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there – that is living. 19 more words