July 4, 2014

Ear Worm: Brothers Karamazov

The most recent audiobook in my earbuds: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Brothers Karamazov narrated by Constantine Gregory. Father Zosima, Dimitri, Alyosha, Ivan, Smerdyakov... do these characters paint a picture of the Russian soul, as much as Ahab and Ishmael do America's? What more should I delve into to get a fix on Russia? This, after Gulag Archipelago, I think I see Tolstoy on my horizon.

The videos above are simply placeholders in this blogpost for the main characters in the novel. I know nothing about the play they are referencing, although it looks spectacular. The images they feature are fascinating, better than most of the multitude of video clips that I've scanned on YouTube.

Although, I can't resist pasting the 1958 movie starring Lee J. Cobb, Richard Basehart, Yul Brynner and William Shatner.

Yes, William Shatner!

Posted by Dennis at July 4, 2014 8:41 PM

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Great videos! I really enjoyed them!

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