All posts tagged N. N. Strakhov

Top ten beards in Russian literature

I know I said I’d write another post about Mapping Petersburg, but I’m still thinking about that, so in the mean time, another top ten. But this time it is not the works, but the writers themselves, and specifically their facial adornments, that interest me. Beards, as Elif Batuman has affirmed, are hugely important to […]

Russkii vestnik 1860

Women again make a fairly strong showing, with contributions from Evgeniia Tur, Pavlova and Shcherbinina, as well as George Eliot’s Mr Gilfil’s Love Story appearing in the supplement to volume 28. Other works of English literature to appear in 1860 are Thackeray’s Four Georges and Dinah Craik’s John Halifax, Gentleman, and the interest in things […]