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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2005, 07:31:20 AM »
Finally the results are out! Wonderful.

Spasibo AlexP!

How could one go past the works of Pushkin?  ;D

I am very comfortable with Sarahelizabethii's suggestion.

It is more than appropriate to start with a short series of verses to introduce all honored guests to participate in these tempting Russian literary evenings by the fireside, before we attempt something more complex.

May we presume that Zimnii Vecher is the poem of choice?

(How very appropriate for those of us living in the Southern hemisphere!)  ;)

Belochka is delighted! ;D


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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2005, 09:52:58 AM »
I abstain in deference to those with far more experience in the subject. As I said, this thread is for the Russian perspective, so I leave it to "all y'all" (as they say here in Tx)

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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2005, 10:17:17 AM »
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I abstain in deference to those with far more experience in the subject. As I said, this thread is for the Russian perspective, so I leave it to "all y'all" (as they say here in Tx)


Dear Rob,

I am tempted to ask if there is a difference between a Scarlett O'Hara "all y'all" and a Texas "all y'all" but that might set off a stampede to the OK Corral (or is that the Alamo in Laredo, I know nothing about Texas history, ya ochen izvinyaiious..)[/color]

Anyway, as we say around here, there are NO abstentions allowed.  You have two choices that you can freely make with no outside pressure and in keeping with peaceful time-honored pluralistic traditions: you can either vote "yes" as or you can vote "yes".  As I said, please vote often and vote early.  So please let me know how you wish to vote and wheter you prefer to vote early and often, or often and early.

Agronmoe vam cpacibo!

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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2005, 10:19:47 AM »
LOL The Alamo is in San Antonio.

OK, then I vote to start with the shorter poems first and progress to Onegin after.

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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #79 on: August 21, 2005, 11:07:27 AM »
Back in the "hollers" of the Tennessee mountains where I live, they say "you'ens", but I prefere "you'all" and that makes me an outsider. In every state in the South Alex, they say it differently.

I vote YES to everything.....

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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2005, 01:25:28 PM »
Well, I got ya'll beat, as I was born in GA, and we say ya'll. That means a yes, lol. i'm is voting as to reading Pushkin, and if ya'll wish, his short poems. I'm looking forward just to getting started. I know, poifect englis... lol

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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #81 on: August 21, 2005, 02:08:08 PM »
I think that Evgeny Onegin is better ( because it consists of a lot fo short pieces)
But anyway, if majority would like to start with short one - please.
How about a fairy tale? ( U lukomoria dub zelyony .....)

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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #82 on: August 21, 2005, 06:33:25 PM »
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Dear All:

Following are the results of the vote on which work of Russian Literature we should consider first (by author):

                           Forum User               Selection

1.                        Sarahelizabethii          Pushkin

2.                        Belochka                   Pushkin

3.                        Belochka's Mother
                           (honorific)                 Pushkin

4.                        Rob M.                      Pushkin

5.                        Tante Lilly
                           (honorific)                 Pushkin

6.                         AlexP.                      Pushkin

7.                         Cvetabel                  Pushkin

8.                         Arleen                      Pushkin

9.                         Hikaru                      Pushkin

10.                       Tania                        Pushkin

11.                       Lucien                      Pushkin

12.                       Lexi4                       Pushkin

13.                       NAAOTMA                Pushkin

14.                       Penny Wilson           Abstains
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Thus, there were  a total of 14 interested persons, 13 of whom have selected Pushkin.

What follows is only a suggestion, and I would appreciate hearing from each of the above-persons.

Sarahelizabethii has suggested that we start with the shorter poems of Pushkin.   They are online and available in a bilingual format.

I personally think that this is a good place to start (less is sometimes more) and move on from there.

Let me know what each of you think.  Otherwise, if you do not wish collectively to start with the shorter poems, we could begin with Evgenii Onegin.

I look forward to your answers.


With all of the best from Shanghai,


A.A.



Cpacibo Alex

Looking forward to the quest,wonderfull.

Regards,Lucien.
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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2005, 10:34:22 PM »
The invitation card have been received, the Samovar has arrived, and now we wait with much enthusiasm for our generous host to greet us in the Salon.

My carriage now awaits to transport me across the driven snows of Piter in the darkness of the night ...


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« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2005, 10:41:30 PM »
I'm looking forward to this. I am such a novice, I plan only to read along and learn from the posts of others.
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« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2005, 10:59:15 PM »
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I'm looking forward to this. I am such a novice, I plan only to read along and learn from the posts of others.


Dear Lexi4,

You are not a novice and I want to assure you quite publickly that you are a very valued and appreciated member of this Topic.

I go back to the posting I sent to Rob M. and kindly reiterate my request to you as I did to him.  This is the final round of the selection process and I would really hope that all will be involved.

Evgenii Onegi is a wonderful piece indeed but perhaps a little intricate to begin with.  Belochka has mentioned Zimnii Vecher which is must shorter and a wonderful place to begin.  Those are my thoughts.

Unless you object, I would like to enter a vote for you for the shorter poems and for Zimnii Vecher in particular.  Would that be OK?

And you will see, you will join in.  Of that I am sure.  Thank you again for being with us here.

With all of the best from Shanghai,


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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2005, 11:15:54 PM »
Thank you Alex.
Enter my vote as you see fit. I am anxious to get started. As I am not Russian, the Russian perspective is pretty much of an Engima to me, so I will learn much from you and others.
You are probably right, I probably will join in. I will probably have a million questions.
Thank you Alex
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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2005, 11:35:38 PM »
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Thank you Alex.
Enter my vote as you see fit. I am anxious to get started. As I am not Russian, the Russian perspective is pretty much of an Engima to me, so I will learn much from you and others.
You are probably right, I probably will join in. I will probably have a million questions.
Thank you Alex


Dear Lexi4,

And that is EXACTLY what I want -- a 1,000,00 questions.  We are going to build the Pushkin House from the ground up so we all are on the same page here.  Once this current round of mini-voting is finished, then I will set forth the manner on how we will proceed.
You will be surprised and I think pleased.

With all of the very best,


A.A.

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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2005, 07:48:10 PM »
Alright, everyone, we are just waiting to hear from Cvetabel and then I will close this round of voting on which choice of Pushkin will read....

Cvetabel, p-----a, please vote soon.  And then we will move on.


With all of the best,



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Re: Russian Lit. from a Russian Persepective
« Reply #89 on: August 23, 2005, 10:04:37 AM »
Hi Sasha,

Are you going to offer us a hint as to which of Pushkin's poetry we shall start with?  ;)

My poor izvozchik remains out in the cold seeking further directions ....

Thanks in anticipation,

Belochka  


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