ANNA KARENINASeptember 4, 2012
It was forced to read Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina when we were required to pass a book report with intensive gender analysis when I was still doing my master’s course. That time, there weren’t any free Literatures available online yet, even e-reader versions we’re too scarce. I thought that time our Prof was waging terror strikes against us, sending us this book in 4-inch hardbounds with 10px font size, you can just imagine our faces. But I survived and I’d say it was one of my best reads back in 2005, though this novel was written, in serial installments, dated back 1873 to 1877.
As always good books guarantee a motion version, however not all movie versions capture perfectly the ones depicted on the book, a reason why it is always advocated by many ‘culture enthusiasts’ to read first the book and watch the movie version after and not the other way around.
Fortunately I got a perfect 1 for my paper. If you’re into gender studies and still looking for book to read or film to watch for analysis, I suggest you get a copy of Anna Karenina. It’s just good to know we have now reading-ready versions available online, if you're interested you can see this link http://www.literature.org/authors/tolstoy-leo/anna-karenina/
This novel has been made into film for the fourth time now, this 2012, Keira Knightley takes on Anna Karenina and it’s directed by Joe Wright who also directed Pride & Prejudice, Atonement etc.
Here’s Joe Wright’s trailer of Anna Karenina, I wonder when this will be shown in the Phils?
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She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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