Russian Word of the Day: Фамильярность-familiarity

What more unromantic word than ‘familiarity’? Ugh. Right? WRONG!!! Two of my MOST favorite poems in Russian play upon the concepts of formality and familiarity in Russian. First to fully appreciate these poems you have to understand some things about… Continue Reading →

Comparison of Gogol’s “The Overcoat” and the Fall of Adam

I’ve been super busy with school and don’t have time to do much blogging.  In the meantime I’ll just post one of my essays for my 19th century Russian literature class.  If you haven’t read Gogol’s ‘The Overcoat’, or in… Continue Reading →

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