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September 4, 2007 | 09:48pm
Mood: hirsute




Let's see.

I have a ridiculously heavy reading load this semester. I read Poor Folk by Dostoevsky and a good portion of Belkin's Tales by Pushkin last night... tonight I have Russian History and Tolstoy's Childhood (and more Belkin's Tales). Tomorrow is more Tolstoy and Pushkin... and it keeps on coming and coming. I also have to find time to read War and Peace, 'cos shit, that book is fucking massive.

The weekend was okay. I made some money, didn't sleep nearly enough, and had a mini-soiree at my apartment (Jayne cooked dinner; Joselyn, Amanda, and I all helped; and Caitlin and Brian later showed up) and I have quite a few pictures and videos that I'll upload... eventually.

Not to sound totally ignorant, but how exactly does one respond to a personal? Someone "woo"d me on OkCupid, and I suppose I'm intrigued. Alas, if only I had a way with words!

I just scratched myself on my desk. I need to pay the rent. I need to sign off my loan, turn in the papers that let me substitute my Russian Film class for a major requirement, and study, study, study. I work tomorrow night and again on Saturday night. I really love Pushkin. Goodnight, Moon.

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Beautiful Disaster

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from: angelkutty
date: September 5, 2007 12:11pm (UTC)
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Nice picture!

Anyway, let me know how you enjoy Dostoevsky and those other Russians... especially if you enjoy it as much as C&P. You're not reading them in Russian, are you?

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 7, 2007 01:20pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

So far I'm really enjoying (read: really loving) everything Russian I'm reading. Pushkin's short stories (Belkin's Tales, Queen of Spades) are all brilliant, Dostoevsky's first novella (Poor Folk) is a brilliant social commentary, and Tolstoy's first novella (Childhood) is ridiculously well-written and depressing and absolutely amazing. I'm working on War and Peace (Tolstoy) and Eugene Onegin (Pushkin) and I also like them. Basically... if you have the stamina to read some Russ Lit, I say you go for it!

No, I'm not reading them in Russian... but majors do have to read significant excerpts in the original.

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.sara.

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from: andendquote
date: September 5, 2007 02:55pm (UTC)
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NICE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and dang, I wish I had the time and ability to read another dostoevsky...

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 7, 2007 01:21pm (UTC)
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THANKS!!!!

If you can make it through C&P, you can make it through any Russian Lit. Seriously. It's all dense and heavy reading, but it's certainly possible to do. If you ever find the time, try to get a hold of some of Pushkin's short stories (Belkin's Tales, Queen of Spades, etc)--it's very readable and very short. :)

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