November 22, 2011
- If you missed it, definitely read how a Russian revolutionary talks to a British boys’ magazine about games boys play in Russia.
- The news hook in this post put me off at first, but also read Joshua Sanborn on primary group solidarity versus a broader moral code. A lens through which to read Kochubei and Mazepa in Pushkin’s Poltava or Shatov in Dostoevskii’s The Devils, perhaps (and in recent American culture, the main theme of The Wire).
- Jamie Olson’s translation of Dmitrii Mamin-Sibiriak’s “Tale of How There Once Was a Fly Who Outlived the Others” is out.
- Sarah J. Young follows Gertsen to the Isle of Wight.
- John Levin thinks JSTOR sets its prices high to keep the riffraff out, even though lower prices would mean higher sales (post from the summer, but new to me).
- Vasilii Grossman links: interviews with translator Robert Chandler, the characters and plot of For a Just Cause, and thoughts on how Grossman makes literary war seem brutal enough.