“Anna Karenina is sheer perfection as a work of art. No European work of fiction of our present day comes anywhere near it. Furthermore, the idea underlying it shows that it is ours, ours, something that belongs to us alone and that is our own property, our own national ‘new word’ or, at any rate, the beginning of it.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
You know those books you’re supposed to read? That maybe, on some level, you even want to read, but are intimidated by?
For me, one of these is Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. I’m doing it. One of my best friends started reading it, so I recklessly committed to reading it and having a little baby book club as we read.
So far, I’m not avoiding it…I’m just…not reading it yet. Remember when I shared my trouble with reading these days? Anyway. I will start soon and it will be fantastic and I’ll let you all know how it goes! Wish me luck! Those Russian writers aren’t messing around.