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Monday, March 27, 2017

Reader's Diary #1563- Mikhail P. Artzybashev: The Revolutionist


With a title like "The Revolutionist" and by a Russian author, no less, one might suppose this short story would have lots of bearing upon what is happening currently in Russia.

It does, I suppose, but this tale of how a mild, mannered teacher might become a revolutionary, is not particularly profound.

It is enjoyable, nonetheless. Artzybashev's depictions of nature and weather seem almost Canadian, whereas the violent images were a somewhat surprising touch considering that it was written in 1917.

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