Feeling Like a Fool

No one wants to feel like a fool. When it happens, our faces flush, we turn our eyes away (usually towards the ground). We usually want to hide or disappear, and, just as likely the burn in our face quickly passes to the hot burn of anger. Often what follows are words or actions we … Читать далее «Feeling Like a Fool»

Evgheni Vodolazkin -«Laur»

Este un roman bine scris, cu un personaj principal (cu numele lui final de Laur) carismatic, cu o devenire supra-umană interesantă ca parcurs iniţiatic, cu umor bun pe alocuri, în general o carte uşor de citit, fără a vă pune nervii sau răbdarea la încercare prin tot felul de invenţii narative, cu o nuanţă de … Читать далее «Evgheni Vodolazkin -«Laur»»

The Russian Soul: Janet Fitch on Eugene Vodolazkin

IT’S HARD TO WRITE saintly characters. Alyosha in The Brothers Karamazov is the least interesting of the brothers. Everybody reads the Inferno, but how many make it to Paradise? Yet Eugene Vodolazkin, whose second novel, Laurus, won both Russia’s Big Book and Yasnaya Polyana prizes in 2013, succeeds gloriously, giving us not just goodliness but … Читать далее «The Russian Soul: Janet Fitch on Eugene Vodolazkin»