- Russian literature as a way to your Russian Lady
08/28/2018It is said that people become interested in literature of a particular country when they have interest in the country itself. In this case, this interest is even more natural, because you are searching for a wife from another country! As a rule, Russian and Ukrainian girls read a lot of classical and modern literature, both local and foreign. And most likely, you have already discussed this in your correspondence. If not, then we will remind you the names of Russian writers, knowledge of whose work will double your lady's respect for you and open new facets of your personality to her.
Having once discovered Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov and many other prolific masters of Russian literature, you’ll never cease to associate Russian literature and Russia itself with these great names. Of course, in this regard, modern writers have a hard time, and oddly enough, but Russian writers of the XXI century have to compete with Russian classics of the XIX century.
- According to the rating of the Internet database Index Translationum of UNESCO, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov are Russian writers whose works are the most frequently translated throughout the world!
- The screen version of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace talks about the popularity of Russian classics abroad - more than 7 different versions of the film. Another example - "Anna Karenina" - in different countries it was screened about 18 times.
- Chekhov still remains the leader in the number of foreign adaptations of Russian classics - his works became the basis for the cinema/television versions about 200 times. He is among the 3 writers of the world whose works are mostly adapted for the screen.
Here is the shortest list of those with whom you should begin your acquaintance with Russian literature. We are confident that you will find their works in the best translations in every bookstore:
Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolay Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Nabokov, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ivan Bunin, Mikhail Lermontov, Boris Pasternak
And also, here is a list of contemporary Russian writers whose works are also actively sold abroad and are popular in their homeland: Polina Dashkova, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Zakhar Prilepin, Mikhail Shishkin, Victor Pelevin, Sergey Lukyanenko, Boris Akunin.
Books are one of the best ways to get to know the country, its people, and their soul!