Do you love Anna Karenina like I love Anna Karenina?
In this distressing adaptation, Greta Garbo Karenina and Tiny Mustache Vronsky dance the mazurka to Britney Spears:
If so, take a jaunt over to this week’s (hm, I guess it’s really last week’s) Ask the Paris Review.
You may wish to skip right over the Letter Writer 1, “November Whisky” (she’s downright disheartening). This week, LW 2 (“Anonymous”), and the answer, is where it’s at.
The takeaway? Pointers to two books about reading Anna Karenina. (well, one is a short story–what, doesn’t the protaganist read the whole thing?):
- The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, by Elif Bautman
- “Sleep,” a short story in The Elephant Vanishes: Stories, by Haruki Murakami
Sounds like good travel reading….anyone planning a journey by train?