Russian Reading Recs?
October 17, 2007 2:24 PM Subscribe
I want to read Russian literature - what do I read?
posted by beezy to Writing & Language (41 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I saw Gary Kasparov speak last night, and I became really interested in reading more Russian literature. What should I read? What's most accessible to start? [I have a trauma over a high school reading of Crime & Punishment, but perhaps it's time to try again]
I think I'm starting this project to learn more about Russian culture, get a feel for the way the language works, and somehow sneak a peek into the Russian mindset.
If someone has an *accessible* history to rec, that would be great to. I confess my attention span is not what it could be these days - gimme more story, less analysis.