Vladimir gave a great presentation that inspired me to read Crime and Punishment as I plow my way through classic foreign literature during SIP because of COVID
Exceeded expectations. Vladimir provided a concise background of Dostoyevsky’s life and the times he was living in to help us better appreciate Crime & Punishment
An excellent explanation of the underlying symbolism, themes, and settings of "Crime and Punishment" as well as a brief biography of its author.
Excellent information, not just about the books but about the setting in St. Petersburg. Lecturer enthusiastic and clear has expert knowledge. Would have liked a little more info on the story itself.
It was a pleasure to hear the speaker, especially in view of the valuable illustrations he showed us. Not just maps, but views of buildings etc. which gave birth to certain symbols which enrich our lives, so many years after the publication of the novel.
I'm a descendant of Alexander Herzen, and from him I inherited a photograph Dostoevsky send Herzen as a sign of admiration
and respect.. Russian literature is one of my passions, and i regret not speaking Russian, which was not offered in high schools in France during WW2: we had to learn German if
we learned English( the language of the enemy!) so I need
this kind of help to understand Russia and its writers in
depth. Thank you! The time passed very quickly and
pleasantly, A. C