Russian Book Club: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin

“The best single work of science fiction yet written” Ursula K. Le Guin

Russian Book Club: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Our long-awaited book club is for anyone who is interested in Russian literature but is daunted by the prospect of reading a complete work in the original!

Each month we select a classic or contemporary Russian literary work to read in translation. While our discussions are held in English, we incorporate excerpts and quotes in Russian into the sessions to provide an authentic experience. The club is hosted by an experienced teacher, who will tailor the language element to the levels of the participants. So whether you’re an elementary or advanced learner of Russian, our book club welcomes all levels of proficiency.

“We” by Eugene Zamyatin is a dystopian novel that later became an inspiration for George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. It depicts a futuristic totalitarian society where all citizens are under constant surveillance. The story follows protagonist D-503, a mathematician and spaceship engineer, as he navigates life in the highly regimented city-state of OneState. With themes of conformity, rebellion, and the struggle for personal identity, “We” is a thought-provoking exploration of the dangers of totalitarianism and the individual’s quest for autonomy in it,  told in a very poignant and unique way.

We look forward to reading, discussing and sharing our passion for Russian literature with you!

Date 22 Jun 2024Time 10:30 - 12:30Venue onlineOrganiser 2 hrs on 22nd JunPrice £20

If you are not sure whether this is the right level for you, please refer to RLC’s Level Guide or email [email protected]

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