Troy Loney wrote:MRandall25 wrote:Just started Anna Karenina for Russian Lit class, after just finishing up Turgenev's Fathers and Sons/Fathers and Children
How did you like Fathers and Sons? I grabbed it off my Mom's bookshelf last time I was home and haven't started it yet.
Anna Karenina is great, I hope your teacher does a good job of explaining the context of the peasant social commentary. I never took any Russian History classes, so i feel like a lot of that economic story went over my head.
Follow up: we were told to ignore most of the peasant/Levin's farm storyline since the book is so long and we only have so much time to read it.
It's a good book if you cut out half of the crap that doesn't mean anything. Unfortunately, he spends so much time on stuff that doesn't matter, that it makes the main plot (Anna, Vronsky, Alexei Alexandrovich) seem inconsequential to the book's existence.
Just a frustrating book to read, since we are basically reading a part per class meeting (and I'm trying to fit that in with everything else I need to do).