I finished The Brothers Karamazov, and I must say, Ivan and his intercourse with the ‘Devil’ was by far the most intriguing aspect. I shouldn’t laugh, but his fervour over proper evidence struck me as, shall we say, amusing.
Anyway, I read ‘The Stranger’ by Albert Camus again over the course of a day by the pool….lazy Saturday’s…. Camus’ books, being as compact as they are, never manage to amaze me at their ability to produce distinct emotions. I speak for myself only on the topic, since we all vary while reading fiction.
I finished ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ by Azar Nafisi today. Originally, the book was bought upon the pretext that Nabokov (my favorite author) would be discussed. I learned so much more, in particular, my ignorance about foreign affairs. Though I did miss the discourse of Nabokov I found that the author has another book over the topic, hoora! I don’t want to tread over boundaries while discussing the book, but the insight I gained is invaluable. Perhaps different sources should be read to validate the description, but nonetheless, it was a good read by all accounts.
I believe Gogol’s ‘Dead Souls’ is next on the list, whenever it shows up on my doorstep from half.com.
…and Sir Edward Dyer’s poem ‘My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is’ is worth looking into.