For all the bookworms out there, here is one home to one of the world’s most flourishing literary cultures: Russia. I’ve read quite a good number of Russian literature in the past (namely Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Boris Pasternak and Vladimir Nobokov1 ), but I’m also quite curious about their contemporary literature as well.
I loved The Idiot and War and Peace. I started reading Anna Karenina but haven’t had the time to finish it. And then there’s Lolita and Dr. Zhivago2.
After watching this feature from Russia Today3, I’ve added Moscow as one of the places I would want to visit, just for the literary works. :cool:
On the sidenote...
- Technically most of his best-selling works are in English, not to mention published in the U.S. before they came to Russia, but Lolita was one complex novel. Still enjoyable to read though. [↩]
- There’s a British-produced movie in the ’60s version of this book. Highly recommended if you don’t like reading books [↩]
- English language Russian news broadcasting. [↩]