Anna Karenina p.4

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron keep it rolling with part 4 of Anna Karenina. This section might be alternately titled: Oh, you were tired of farming were you? Let me show you something much less interesting and good for humanity. That is the long way of saying that this section is mostly about Karenin’s committees. Saying that, however, sells this part a little short because it also contains one of the most important scenes in the book. I guess it really is all about light and shadow.

Major themes: Committees, Stupid Sexy Chalk Drawings, Sudden Climax

05:28 - We decided not to include the original section here, which was just Matt and I debating where Anna and Alexei’s stance on wearing masks would be.

15:41 - It could be “Do you love me,” or a simple “Marry me?” I would guess the former. The latter is informal even for now, let alone Imperial Russia.

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube.