For this Classics spin #21, I got #5, which in my list is
It was written in 1875 by Nikolai Leskov: Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop’s trip to Eastern Siberia. During his journey he learns through example and suffering that in indigenous peoples of all cultures there is dignity that must be recognized and built upon as a foundation for Christian conversion. (Goodreads)
I’m totally thrilled, as I am in a Russian mood – well, that’s not that unusual.
I’m glad I didn’t get one of my many Japanese titles, as I want to keep them for the Japanese Literature Challenge starting in January at Dolce Bellezza.
It’a very short work, and I have until end of October to read and review it.
Have you read it? What did you think?
It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See here what this is all about.
Here is what I got for the previous Classics Spin:
The Classics Club September 7, 2019 – September 7, 2024
I’m totally thrilled to present to you my 2nd list of 50 titles for The Classics Club.
Yes, I managed to read/listen to 50 books in actually 4 years. See my first list here.
I’m very far from having reviewed them all, but I plan to do more reviews on these, and hopefully a few recap videos.
Here is my new table, with color codes for nonfiction, mystery, and Japanese, 3 prominent categories. I will obviously update the table as I go along.
How did I come up with these titles?
Simple: I opened my To-Be-Read Goodreads shelf, and put them in order of publication, and I picked the 50 oldest titles! Those are titles I added there along the years. I believe only Cyrano will be a re-read.
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I have until end of May to read and review it. No big deal in itself, but I have lots of oher books to read for review at the same time.
I’m really curious, this is new territory for me.
According to Goodreads:
“It is one of China’s Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It is considered to be a masterpiece of Chinese vernacular literature and is generally acknowledged to be a pinnacle of Chinese fiction. “Redology” is the field of study devoted exclusively to this work.
The novel is remarkable not only for its huge cast of characters and psychological scope, but also for its precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-century Chinese aristocracy.”
It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.
HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK? IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #?