Posted: Feb 19, 2022 4:09 am
by don't get me started
1. Cognitive Discourse Analysis: An introduction - Thora Tenbrink
2. Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender And Identity- And Why This Harms Everybody – Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
3. A History of the World in 12 Maps – Jerry Brotton
4. Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language – Patricia T. O’Connor & Stewart Kellerman
5. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning - Jenefer Philip, Rebecca Adams & Noriko Iwashita

6. Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin

Inspired by Kaleid's heroics I decided to fish out my old and battered copy of Pushkin's masterpiece and immerse myself once more. This is perhaps my fourth re-read. I am a very different person from the young fella who first read this all those years ago, but our Evgeny and his dear Tatiana still have not aged a day. The tone varies from sardonic, parodic, humorous and ironic, and the descriptions of the Russian countryside are evocative and soulful. There are wry character sketches, an abundance of literary allusions, digressions and digressions on the subject of digressions. And at the center, the love story...

I would also recommend the 1999 film version with Ralph Fiennes as Onegin and Liv Tyler perfectly cast as Tatiana.