Friday, July 4, 2014
U.S. Diplomats Could Learn From Cassius Clay or, "love adventures in Russia"
JB Note: "Gone with the Wind" was (still is?) the most popular American novel ever in Russia (which I was told, perhaps erroneously, while serving [in 1998-2001] in that vast, complex Eurasian geographical expression as Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy). I would say, btw, that the Russian translation of GWTW is far superior, linguistically, to the original. Thus the book, in Russian, reminded readers in Russia -- believe it or not, for a second-rate novel -- of Tolstoy.