The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature E–book/E–pub


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  • The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature
  • Viv Groskop
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 9780241308639

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review The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature As she knows from personal experience everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels from not being sure what to do with your life Anna Kareni An immensely delightful memoir cum literary critiue cum biography cum soul searching journal focusing on the author s lifelong love for Russian literature You know those crushingly thick tomes they made us read in school for the purpose I suspect of inducing existential crises at an early ageAs a fellow lover of Russian classics I laughed a lot at Viv Groskop s often witty commentary on each of the great writers and their masterpieces liberally condimented with personal anecdotes of her life and adventures in Mother Russia I laughed the loudest at poor Miss Viv s struggles with Russian patronymics her very literal translation of Russian names God s Gift son of God s Gift Hahaha and the torture of learning Russian diminutives that make you think all Russians have 47 names each All of this is especially amusing to me because for reasons I can t uite put my finger on I ve never experienced these struggles I can find out the right patronymics on the spot can identify diminutives etc That must be why I was never confused when reading Anna Karenina Doctor Zhivago Crime and Punishment and the like Don t ask me why or how I just get itOf the authors mentioned the ones I enjoyed Groskop s take on the most were the two usual suspects Lev Nikolaievich and Fyodor Mikhailovich Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky for those who do struggle with Russian names heh Her adventures with Bulgakov and Pasternak were also interesting mostly because I ve not read the former yet I know Shame shame shame and I know next to nothing on the latter s life despite counting his book amongst my favourites Only one thing I d reproach Groskop s book for the shocking absence of any commentary on The Brothers Karamazov I say how can you talk at length about Dostoyevsky in his dedicated chapter and all throughout the book and not utter a peep on the Brothers K Minus one star and no beet soup for you Trivial Complaints read in school for the purpose I suspect of inducing existential crises at an early ageAs a fellow lover of Russian classics I laughed a lot at Viv Groskop s often witty commentary on each of the great writers and their masterpieces liberally condimented with personal anecdotes of her life and adventures in Mother Russia I laughed the loudest at poor Miss Viv s struggles with Russian patronymics her very literal translation of Russian names God s Gift son of God s Gift Hahaha and the torture of learning Russian diminutives that make you think all Russians have 47 names each All of this is especially amusing to me because for My Philadelphia Father reasons I can t uite put my finger on I ve never experienced these struggles I can find out the Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier right patronymics on the spot can identify diminutives etc That must be why I was never confused when De Munich à la Libération. 1938-1944 reading Anna Karenina Doctor Zhivago Crime and Punishment and the like Don t ask me why or how I just get itOf the authors mentioned the ones I enjoyed Groskop s take on the most were the two usual suspects Lev Nikolaievich and Fyodor Mikhailovich Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky for those who do struggle with Russian names heh Her adventures with Bulgakov and Pasternak were also interesting mostly because I ve not Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 read the former yet I know Shame shame shame and I know next to nothing on the latter s life despite counting his book amongst my favourites Only one thing I d Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men reproach Groskop s book for the shocking absence of any commentary on The Brothers Karamazov I say how can you talk at length about Dostoyevsky in his dedicated chapter and all throughout the book and not utter a peep on the Brothers K Minus one star and no beet soup for you

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review The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Na to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough A Month in the Country by Turgenev or being socially anxious about your appearance all of Chekhov's work This is a literary self help memoir with examples from the author's own All these Literature majors everywhere and Viv Groskop is the first to publish this slant on analysis interpretation Probably not but it s the first one I ve ever read that does the widescreen and the minutia views played through the camera of her own individual student memoir lens of studying Russian literature IN Russia speaking Russian and trying to BE Russian Only in that way that a naive 18 to 20 year old in the turmoil of unreuited love could too She thinks her name has to be Russian despite the entire portfolio of unknowns from her recorded paternal ancestry And Russian classics literature being what it is Well it s in my soul I must go to join them And speak and know and think in RussianBut that s just the hook of her story There s far far here and there It s enchanting and entertainment delight And full of uotes facts and the intersects filled with piercing literature light beams Some of the windows Tolstoy Gogol Chekhov Dostoevsky Turgenov Pasternak Bulgakov Pushkin Anna Akhmatova you will learn if they are hedgehogs or foxes I m a born hedgehog just like Dostoevsky And where that What s it all about Alfie uestion moves though their works and how that applies in our present and always now human lives Difficult emotional and bizarre all around And with their uniuely Russian SOUL realities The soul that reacts In all the human schism of duality self immolation crisis duplicitous schemes avarice revenge and of course the duelsThe facts of their biographies are included So many short lived and of their interact with each other It s all superb A most excellent read I wanted to give it 5 stars For me it was 45 stars But because of the patronomyics and other let s learn these features first intros and backgrounds I found that the shortest of this is STILL beyond difficult It s not that we other not Russian don t get all the translations nuances but that it is just so extremely DIFFICULT in layers of complexities This reading experience giggles for all savvy successful humor and asides STILL difficult This short book took me at least 3 times longer to read than a non fiction strongly defined science book of twice the lengthWhy tackle it I can only guess that if you ll try you ll love it If you have read the Russians maybe by 12 of these authors would enhance her tale I have read about 34ths of all she compacts to survey here and if you ll have patience Crazy dichotomies beyond unbelievable diets class and religious big ideas of obsession or bizarre manners love of every kind hate just as evident too and never forget the unreuited and those entirely stricken with sickness under persecution death in every form And nearly all entirely in the 19th and 20th century mindsets of Russian soul s expressionEven if you haven t gotten to Solzhenitsyn yet give it a college try Most uniue and enjoyable book for the last 2 years in non fiction for me despite the 4 star rating Never perfect her politico and philosophy eyes are SO varied from mine especially in what she believes are the big ideas and how she draws the lines of category but humor passion failure hypocrisy your name IS RussianThe chapter titles uotes asides and introduction lines are 5 star stupendous And there is an excellent reference and reading suggestions portion at the end Here appears the last and one of the best chapter titlesHow To Know What Matters in LifeWar and Peace by Lev TolstoyOr Don t Try to Kill NapoleonWe thought it was the end of the world but it turned out for the best

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review The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Life that reflect the lessons of literature only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip just like Natasha in War and Peac via my blog More instances of unreuited love are added to the mix so that in the end it s a merry go round of people sighing over people looking the other way I didn t think this book would be so much fun let s face it Russian Literature is heavy but Viv Groskop had me laughing about her own Russian experience In search of her roots trust me this changes the meaning Viv excavated from literature and Russia itself Viv takes us on a ride through the minds of the great authors and you don t have to throw yourself on the train tracks to relate There were interesting tidbits where inspiration bubbled up for say Leo Tolstoy or Ivan Turgenev and how many of the authors struggled with their own hypocrisy Then there is Gogol and his neurotic tendencies you shouldn t laugh but how can you not We are only human and just as contrary as the greatsWhat of Viv herself a fool for love unreuited Who hasn t walked the empty rooms of such love Baying at the moon why why don t you love me Well the Russian s have your back Just join the ranks of all those star gazing fools sighing over the object of their affections who are sighing over someone else who probably doesn t love them back either Oh it s a cold cruel worldOne could overdose on all the moralizing and yet the very characters we re meant to avoid becoming they make us love Am I a hedgehog or a fox Am I both you have to read Let the women not be discounted either for their own greatness how many people write for survival how many write when it could very well be your death I can t even memorize this post and I doubt I could find ten people to keep something I ve written safe in their own headsViv is frank about her own life her search for identity by hitching on the Russian wagon and when she finally solves the mystery of her family s ethnicity I couldn t suppress a laugh because it has the ingredients for a classic story itself really doesn t it just figure what a character Viv is I loved it loved her voice her drama her humor and you don t have to like Russian literature you can avoid it fear it embrace it and still come away from this book having a giggle Trust me there are serious moments of course there are some downright heartbreaking no wonder these authors wrote masterpieces their own lives were fresh hell at times You can t get morbid or down in the dumps than the characters these men created well maybe you can the world can be a pretty ugly place But like Viv tells us if you don t laugh you ll cry Publication Date October 23 2018Abrams Press


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