I'm always quite curious to know about movie adaptations of books I'm currently reading - often it can be quite a diversionary interlude from the story if it's a little slow at any point. However, not so with Crime and Punishment although I have taken a little peek, in this case, to see how far … Continue reading Intermission: Does Crime Pay?
Month: March 2021
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Where to begin? Well, most people would pick up a copy and turn to the first page. Not so simple in the world of Dostoyevsky, Russian literature and translations. What it seems to boil down to is how to capture the very essence of the writing. So, it's not … Continue reading Translations
More by accident than design I have embarked on some books this year which are set in, or refer to, this great continent. Miss Marjoribanks makes reference to Tom, Lucilla's cousin, who travels there to make something of himself. Despite Oliphant's extensive travels I'm not sure she made it to those shores herself. The second … Continue reading India