Friday, 27 December 2013

An Armenian sketchbook by Vasily Grossman ...

Because of the difficulty in finding books on Armenia, my next long travelling destination, I ordered a few books by post. Having got "An Armenian sketchbook" I couldn't help putting it down, having thus read it in two days.

"(...) endowed with an air of absolute spontaneity, as though he is simply chatting to the reader about his impressions of Armenia- its mountains, its ancient churches, its people - while also examining his own thoughts and moods" Grossman captivated me with his style of writing, his incredibly detailed descriptions of people, as if one were standing by them, not to mention his "loquacious"  primary opinions and impressions on whatever he experienced during his two month stay in Armenia .

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Iolanda - with best wishes from Robert Chandler (co-translator of this book).