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Russian Reading Update: Why Bulgakov is so great!

When I was a teenager my favourite book was ‘Catch 22’ by Joseph Heller.  It was cynical, disillusioned, ambitious and fiercely intelligent, everything I admired and wanted to be.  In retrospect I’m very pleased I had not heard of Bulgavok … Continue reading

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Russian Reading update: War books

I would never call war literature my genre of choice, but it was always going to be a major element of my Russian Reading project.  Now that I’m into the revolutionary civil wars it’s a case of deciding how squeamish … Continue reading

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