Thursday, March 12, 2009

Leo Tolstoy Mini-Challenge


The Leo Tolstoy Mini-Challenge will be for 2009-2010. The challenge will start January 1, 2009 and go through August 31, 2010.

The goal of this one is to read TWO of his books.

Novels and novellas

* (1852) Detstvo (Детство); English translation: Childhood
* (1854) Otrochestvo (Отрочество); English translation: Boyhood
* (1856) Yunost (Юность); English translation: Youth
* (1859) Semejnoye schast'ye (Семейное счастье); English translation: Family Happiness
* (1863) Kazaki (Казаки); English translation: The Cossacks
* (1869) Voyna i mir (Война и мир); English translation: War and Peace
* (1877) Anna Karenina (Анна Каренина); English translation: Anna Karenina
* (1886) Smert' Ivana Il'icha (Смерть Ивана Ильича); English translation: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
* (1891) Kreitzerova Sonata (Крейцерова соната); English translation: The Kreutzer Sonata
* (1899) Voskresenie (Воскресение); English translation: Resurrection
* (1911, written 1896-1904) Fal'shivyi kupon (Фальшивый купон); English translation: The Forged Coupon
* (1912, written 1902-1904) Khadzhi-Murat (Хаджи-Мурат); English translation: Hadji Murat

One movie may be substituted in the place of one of the books, if you want.

If you want to join me for this reading challenge, leave a comment below.

Participants so far:

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11 comments:

Kathrin said...

I'm in! My post is here :-)

Bellezza said...

Absolutely, I'm in as well. I love Tolstoy's writing with all my heart. I haven't put up a post yet, but I'm adding him to my sidebar now. Does it count, by the way, to read one of his if one has read it before? I've read Anna Karenina several times, but I wouldn't mind it again. And, of course, I must finish War and Peace.

Sandra said...

I'd like to do this one too please. I'll get a post up when I can. I'm struggling with my health right now. At least I can still read as much as I want to. :)

Shannansbooks said...

I would like to participate in fact I am reading Death of Ivan Ilych right now so I have one down and I think the next will be Anna Karenina cause I have it for one of my groups.

Lynda said...

I'm in for this as well - http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/leo-tolstoy-mini-challenge.html

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

I just read The Death of Ivan Ilych for my Yahoo! Russian Lit group. Judy/Intergalatic Bookworm

http://intergalaticbookworm.blogspot.com

Shona said...

I love reading Tolstoy and Anna Karenina is my favourite..Count me in.Im Planning to re read War and Peace and Anna Karenina ..

Shona said...

I forgot to put in my link so here it is http://shonasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/06/leo-tolstoy-mini-challenge.html

decklededges said...

I'd love to participate! My challenges post is here: http://decklededges.wordpress.com/challenges/.

thanks!

mel ulm said...

For sure I am in this. I love Tolstoy. This year I have read War and Peace-read 40 years ago in the old translation and also Resurrection. For the Challenge I will read Anna Karenina and Childhood.

Grain de Beaute said...

I'm signing up for this one as well!

Here's my list: http://bookishpursuits.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-reading-challenges.html