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Ivan Turgenev's 'First Love'

Posted in Journalism, Reading with tags , on September 6, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I have no intention of being mistaken for a feminist, but this short story has stirred a few different things in me.

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Marital Advice from Russia, circa 1860

Posted in Reading with tags , on August 27, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle


‘If we are to have made-up stories,’ said [Zinaida], ‘then let everyone quite definitely invent something and tell us that.’

Byelovzorov again was obliged to begin. The young hussar was acutely embarrassed. ‘I can’t think of anything to say,’ he cried. Continue reading

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