What I'm Reading Now

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.

War and Peace

Crime and Punishment

To Reveal Our Hearts: Jewish Women Writers in Tsarist Russia (Monographs of the Hebrew Union College, No. 24)


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