June 7, 2015
- Languagehat on Dostoevskii’s “White Nights” (Белые ночи, 1848) and the feuilleton, and how its opening lines are like those of “Notes from Underground”: “It’s in a major rather than a minor key, but the effect of someone buttonholing you to tell you what’s on their mind is similar.”
- Chris Tessone’s translation of Lev Tolstoi’s Childhood (Детство, 1852) is now out in paperback as well as in e-book form.
- The Argumentative Old Git reads On the Eve (Накануне, 1860): “Turgenev knew better than to overload so short a narrative and so slender a plotline with too many characters: the errors of judgement in Rudin are not here repeated.”
- The American Express Travel Service’s 1936 Guide Book of the Soviet Union.