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– Sylwia Zientek

Want to read:

  • Moja żydowska Warszawa
  • This is it – Alan Watts
  • Primo Levi – If this is a man
  • Ferdydurke
  • Trans-atlantyk
  • Miejsce i imię
  • Kate Mosse Labirynt
  • Anna Bolecka – Uwiedzeni
  • Medaliony – Z. Naukowska
  • W Lesie Wiedeńskim wciąż szumią drzewa
  • Lalka – Prus
  • Syjoniści do Syjamu
  • Nabokov – Gogol
  • echo morderstwa – chrisi doughert
  • nic o mnie nie wiecie
  • zabić drozda
  • golden hill – spufforf
  • Dziennik pisarza Dostoyevsky
  • Anna Karenina – Tołstoj
  • Nobokov – Lolita
  • London Miasto Queer – Peter Ackroyd
  • London – Peter Ackroyd
  • Lincoln w bardo – Georg Saunders
  • Charles Dickens – Samotnia
  • Lem – Lipska – Boli tylko gdy się śmieję
  • Poza siebie Salzmann
  • Kapitalnie – Tomasz Sikora
  • Tajemna Historia
  • Szklany klosz – Sylvia Plath

Russian Literature

The world is a chaotic place—and few writers have grappled with its complexity as well as did Leo Tolstoy, who was born a hundred and ninety years ago today, on September 9, 1828. This week, we’re bringing you pieces on Tolstoy and five other great Russian-language writers. In “Movable Types,” James Wood chronicles the making of “War and Peace” and explains what makes it magical; Janet Malcolm, in “Three Journeys,” follows Anton Chekhov on his travels and discovers how he turned them into art. In “Under Siege,” Keith Gessen tells the story of Vasily Grossman, who began his career as a research chemist and then, in Stalin’s Russia, became a dissident; in “The Weight of Words” and “The Memory Keeper,” Masha Gessen explores the uncomfortable truths and revelatory histories of Lyudmila Ulitskaya and Svetlana Alexievich, respectively. Finally, “The Russian Professor” collects a series of heartfelt letters written by Vladimir Nabokov to his wife, Véra, during a 1942 lecture tour that brought him to Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, and other places. We hope that these literary excursions enrich and enliven your Sunday.