Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Reading Life Review - June 2021 - A six dead Russians kind of Month

 June Authors

Column One

  1. Mikhail Bulgakov- Russia - author The Master and Margarita- 
  2. Panteleyman Romanov - Russia- early Soviet Satirist -first appearance 
  3. Jacob Dinezon - Poland - very prolific Major Yiddish writer 

Column Two

  1. Ethel Rohan - Ireland. I have been following her work closely for eight years -I regard her as a major talent 
  2. Ivan Bunin - Russian Émigré to Paris- won Nobel Prize in 1932- first appearance 
  3. Chanelle Benz- USA - author The Gone Dead- first of what I hope are numerous appearances 

Column Three

  1. Alistair MacLeod- Canada - I am doing a read through of his short stories following Buried in Print.
  2. Boris Fishman - Russia to USA - author of A Replacement Life - first of what I hope will be numerous appearances
  3. Edgar Allen Poe -USA

Column Four

  1. Mikhail Lermontov- Russia -author of A Hero for Our Times - first appearance- highly influential 
  2. Teffi - Russia to France - Émigré writer of over 500 short stories- First appearance out of many to come 
  3. Ivan Goncharov - Russia. Author Oblomov - Highly admired by Chekhov and Tolstoy 

Home Countries of June authors 

  1. Russia - 7
  2. USA - 2
  3. Poland - 1
  4. Canada -1
  5. Ireland - 1

Nine out of The 12 authors are deceased, three are women. Half of The writers were featured for the first time.

In June six Short Stories were featured as well as six novels.

I read two novels I did not post upon

  1. The Village by Ivan Bunin
  2. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin - a 1925 s/f classic 

Blog Stats

As of today My posts have been viewed 6,372,591 times.

Top Home Countries of June visitors

  1. USA
  2. India
  3. Indonesia 
  4. Germany
  5. The Phillippines 
  6. Sweden
  7. Canada
  8. Morroco - first time in top list
  9. Russia

The most viewed post for The Month was

“A Christmas Tree and a Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Following were posts on two  stories by Tagore of India.

Future hopes and plans

In July i Will be once again be participating in Paris in July sponsered by Thyme for Tea, a great all things Paris event 

My great thanks to Max u and Lyn u for their  support.  


Marianne said...

Six dead Russians sound great. I also read Bulgakhov last month and Bunin and a few more Russians in May. Great authors.

Mel u said...

Marianne. I am trying to expand my knowledge of Russian lit beyond The big give. In July i hope to post on stories by Russian Émirgé in Paris

Marianne said...

Looking forward to seeing what you find. I discovered an author new to me a little while ago. Ayn Rand. Don't know whether you read her, she is pretty well known but I had never read anything by her.

Maybe you find an author or two on my Russia list.

Happy Reading.

Mel u said...

Marianne. I read Ann rand about fifty years ago.

Marianne said...

Wow, I love Russian authors but somehow she slipped through my fingers. I've been reading for over fifty years and only read her this year for the first time, and certainly not for the last.

We must be about the same age, at least older than the majority of the bloggers. Lovely.

Buried In Print said...

Haha, your title made me smile. Sounds like a great reading month though!