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  •  Heh, did you use the Easy Russian Reader? (2+ / 0-)
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    Brecht, RiveroftheWest

    It was a very popular first-year Russian text, and the first thing you read is the "Taman'" chapter from Hero of Our Time.

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    by pico on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:50:33 PM PDT

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    •  Too long ago to remember. I was sixteen. (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, pico

      I'm pretty sure we read the whole novel - but our teacher may have gotten the idea from that chapter in the Reader. But you can read anything, with a dictionary and enough footnotes.

      No doubt, when I get around to rereading A Hero of Our Time, I'll find a lot more there. I've got The Red and the Black on my TBR shelf for the same reason.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 06:14:18 PM PDT

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