Vronsky’s Rules

Vronsky, the dashing cavalry officer lover of Anna, is one of the main protagonists of “Anna Karenina.”  Most readers of the book, however baffled they might be by Anna’s choices and behavior, feel great deal of sympathy for her.  This is not the case for...
No time to read anymore?

No time to read anymore?

David McCullough is unimpressed. “Once upon a time in the dead of winter in the Dakota Territory, Theodore Roosevelt took off in a makeshift boat down the Little Missouri River in pursuit of a couple of thieves who had stolen his prized rowboat. After several days on...
Teddy Roosevelt on Anna Karenina

Teddy Roosevelt on Anna Karenina

Yesterday there was a post about Teddy Roosevelt’s response to Russian literature. It’s worth quoting Teddy at length (from a letter to his younger sister dated April 12th 1886): “I took Anna Karenina along for the trip and have read it through with very...