Russian Novelists

This year I’ve been into reading Russians: Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Anna Karenina; Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamasov. I put off reading these books for years due to their length. However, once I got into them I found the writing compelling and smooth (apparently they translate well) and easy to read. I’ve only found one author writing in English who approaches their efforless prose on a grand scale and he is Canadian–Robertson Davies.

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  1. Wendy Duncan, 2 years ago Reply

    Funny, me too! The hardest part was the names – all the variations. MY solution was the web – I looked up the list of names in the books … and then I could navigate more easily when I read. My favorite was The Brothers Karamazov.


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