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Do you enjoy reading Pushkin, Turgenev, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekov, Gorky et al...? If so, then this Meetup is for you. We're a friendly group of fellow readers who meet every four or five weeks at the Los Altos Library. All readings and discussions in English only. We also welcome members who can read the works in original Russian - please join us - your insights will enrich our group!

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The Karamarazov Brothers -- Part 3 -- Halloween night!

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We going on with Dostoevsky's last novel, The Karamazov Brothers (The Brothers Karamazov); a detective story with a philosophical and mystical background.

Our reading goal for the meeting is Part 3, out of 4. It starts with the burial of Father Zosima and ends with Mitya's formal accusation of the murder of his father. (Incidentally, it means that we are discussing both the burial and the murder on the Halloween night! You may want to consider it a theme for a costume party.)

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054-h/28054-h.htm (translation by Constance Garnett, public domain)
https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Karamazov-Illustrated-Evergreen-Classics-ebook/dp/B07NDDDXPG/ (Kindle)
https://www.amazon.com/Karamazov-Brothers-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/0192835092 (paperback)
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brothers-karamazov-fyodor-dostoyevsky/1100500207 (paperback)
https://archive.org/details/brothers_karamazov_1002_librivox (MP3 audiobook, public domain)

The link for the meeting is https://zoom.us/j/5027419686?pwd=M3pHUXY0d2MveTk5dUVGbGVSdzE4Zz09
To join by phone, dial:
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NOTE: we have enabled the waiting room for the meeting. If you are new to the group and we don't recognize your Zoom name (e.g. if it's substantially different from your Meetup name), we'll double check here in the comments whether it's really you; IOW, if it takes too long to get added to the call, ***check the comments section***.

Note to members of the Dostoevsky Book Club: yes, coincidentally, we are also discussing the Karamazov Brothers at our in-person meetings in Palo Alto. The next one is planned for October 24th, one week before this Zoom call.

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The Karamarazov Brothers -- Part 2

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