Want to be notified when new episodes are available?
Subscribe through RSS, our newsletter, iTunes, and YouTube.
A Hero of Our Time
The First Major Russian Novel?
Elda Rotor introduces Penguin Classics editor John Siciliano and his interview with Natasha Randall, translator of Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time…
Elda Rotor introduces Penguin Classics editor John Siciliano and his interview with Natasha Randall, translator of Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time, about the invention of Russian roulette, the beauty of the Caucasus, the misery of a Russian soldier, and the inherent danger of dueling. Alan Walker, head of academic marketing, introduces listeners to First Love by Ivan Turgenev on "Reading the Classics from A to Z." And Stephen Morrison, associate publisher and editor in chief of Penguin Books, offers up the opening to Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time in his segment, "First Pages."
Books featured in this episode:
Learn how Lu Xun's The Story of Ah-Q might be the most significant Penguin Classic ever published.
Keith Haring, a Radiant Classic
Embed this audio:
- Join The Business Beat as they investigate what makes people and companies go "WOW". Listen Now »
- Celebrate the end of summer and the start of school with Penguin Audio Book Break. Listen Now »
- The Literary Life is all about surprises. Hear about the unexpected treats Julie Klam received from working with rescue dogs and listen to Lewis Black sing a Christmas carol. Listen Now »
- Visit the Renaissance with A Cup of Poetry. Listen Now »