Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Finished "The Counterfeiters" and loved it.  I noticed this time that Dmitri Karamazov was mentioned at least twice so now I'm doing a reread of "The Brothers K..." (all 913 pages).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Counterfeiters – Character Network

We have five weeks until our discussion of André Gide's The Counterfeiters (Nov. 7). Word is out not to delay beginning this novel till the last week, and some, who already have begun, are expressing a need for a chart like the above (kindly passed on to us by Keith).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Gay Nabokov

In preparation for the meeting on Wednesday, the original article by Lev Grossman in Salon on Sergey Nabokov -- that sparked Paul Russell's imagination -- is extremely worthwhile reading. It mentions in the text a photograph taken of the family when it was in Yalta in 1917, but doesn't include it in the article. It seems to be the only photograph of Sergey. (Click above for a larger image.)