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Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Sunday, June 16, 2013
The Russian letter С—S in the Roman alphabet—is a bit of a traffic jam for good writers. Though I don’t seem to have any S-starting favorites that I’d defend to the last letter, there are lots and lots of writers I’ve read in moderation and enjoyed enough that I look forward to reading more of their work. I’ll list some of them here. NB: I’ll address the letters Ш and Щ, which transliterate as sh and shch, later in their own posts.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Marina Stepnova’s Женщины Лазаря
(Lazar’s Women) is one of
“those” books: in this case, “those” books are the ones that compel me just a
touch more than they repel me. Oddly, for this reader, “those” books have a
tendency to be novels where form and content are absolutely inseparable (a big plus) and books that inexplicably leave me with painfully unforgettable scenes
and atmospheres (an even bigger plus).