It appears that my interest in Russia is starting to come full-circle. First it was their literature, then their language, and now their history. Olive, one of the most enthusiastic Russophile bloggers I’ve seen yet, highly recommended the work of Robert Massie—and this book in particular—to anyone who is just beginning to study Russian history.
Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard went on a trek through Russia to pay homage to classic Russian authors and to collect stories from the locals. The resulting essay is quite fascinating. “We are not aiming for anything beyond the excitement of content and craft. The rest is logistics”: Naveen Kishore, the founder of Seagull Books,Continue reading “Bookish Links — February 2018”
With Harper Lee’s passing earlier this month, the internet (or at least, the nerdy internet circles in which I travel) exploded with tributes to and articles about her. I found this one, about her unpublished true crime novel, especially intriguing. We also lost Umberto Eco this month (on the same day as Harper Lee, noContinue reading “Bookish Links — February 2016”