2014 Russian Literature Challenge Wrap Up

This was one of my favourite challenges this year.  It pushed me to focus on all things Russian and helped me finish that epic Russian novel, War and Peace. It also introduced me to my first Dostoyevsky and my first Turgenev. Dostoyevsky is going to take more getting to know, but Turgenev was a delight ……. very different from what I expected of a usual Russian novel.
I had aimed at finishing 1 – 3 books but I ended up reading 5, so I’m pleased with myself. Here are the books I read:
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
Thanks to O at Behold the Stars for hosting this challenge!  I am now firmly entrench in a love of Russian Literature!

6 thoughts on “2014 Russian Literature Challenge Wrap Up

  1. I was so pleased that I read a kaleidoscope of authors and two new ones. I'm going to try to read some more Russians for 2015 but with my challenges, it might not be many.

  2. Thanks, Carol. Turgenev seems a little less passionate and more measured than other Russians. You had to dig for his points more than Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky, but his subtlety was very interesting and thought-provoking. Have fun discovering him!

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