Join MLK's Russian Literature Book Club
Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:18pm
Brooding. Laughter. Drinking. Love triangles. Sex. Adultery. Murder.
Sounds like the makings of a Jackie Collins novel. But, actually, I'm referring to Russian literature.
What makes Russian literature even better than Jackie Collins novels, though, is that they incorporate all the exciting, sinful things that people do in life with extremely well-written narratives that raise philosophical and moral questions that are still pertinent to us today.
Have you ever wondered about the nature of humanity? What is love? Is life absurd? What defines identity and gender within societal parameters?
These are only some of the questions readers are asked to ponder when reading the likes of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Gorky.
So, come join our book club!
Russkaia Literatura will meet every six weeks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library to discuss the major philosophical and moral questions found within both classic and lesser-known Russian literature.
We will begin with The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 221.
For information contact My Nguyen.