On July 27, 1841 the great Russian Romanticist poet Mikhail Lermontov had been killed at the duel in Pyatigorsk. In his short lifetime, filled with
In the first year of this blog I happened to be anticipating the release of Quiet Flows the Don (2006) whereby I was researching the
The Life of Klim Samgin is perhaps the most dramatic, deep and fateful novel by Maxim Gorky. In 1980s Victor Titov made it into a film.
(written 5 Sept 2008) I am currently giving much thought to the importance of screen adaptations. I have to think simultaneously of the stage adaptations,