When our book club meets next week, we’ll be choosing our next book. In the meantime, I’m reading a rather scholarly, but interesting, book, To Reveal Our Hearts:Jewish Women Writers in Tsarist Russia. I heard the author, Carole B. Balin, speak a few weeks ago, and she made the subject sound so fascinating. It’s not a lengthy book, but is well annotated and I’m taking the time to read the notes.
While I was considering Russian writers, I thought I’d read some of the acknowledged classics. I’ve ordered War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky from Amazon. Since I don’t read Russian, I’m having to rely on translations. I’ve done a little research, and Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are considered among the better translators. I ordered their translations of both books.
This should all keep me busy for quite a while. I’ll be posting updates on my progress.