Brown Bag Books

Summer in Baden Baden - Leonid Tsypkin


I say who wouldn't want to spend a summer in Baden- Baden, that delightful bath town in the middle of Germany, but with this story you get to spend it with the great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his wife Anna as they embark on a four year trip. The baths, the idylic views, the beer... This wonderful 'journey within a journey' of Dostoevsky and his summers at the German resort is a kind of classic by the Soviet Jewish writer; a magically successful double narrative. This one is a bit of a fan favorite, like new-ish copy found in Berlin.