Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Challenge 2012

It's time to begin the Spring Challenge! It's really going to be a challenge this time! Let's read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Don't hate me! I know it's long and difficult. But, the movie adaptation starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law is coming out later this year, and we could all go see it. I don't think it's due for release until winter, so we'll actually have two seasons to finish it...see, it'll be easy!

Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature - with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author's own views and convictions.

So, who's joining in?
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