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.