Book Club Debuts “Intimidating Read” Summer Series with Brothers Karamazov

An oil painting of author Fyodor Dostoevsky looking to the left on a black background.

This summer, the Lattes and Lit book club will meet over Zoom in May, June, July, and August to discuss The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky as the inaugural edition of its “Intimidating Reads” series, which breaks down daunting classics into manageable increments. 

Dostoevsky’s final, greatest novel, The Brothers Karamazov, paints a complex and richly detailed portrait of a family tormented by its extraordinarily cruel patriarch, Fyodor Pavlovich, whose callous decisions slowly decimate the lives of his sons―the eponymous brothers Karamazov―and lead to his violent murder. In the aftermath of the killing, the brothers contend with dilemmas of honor, faith, and reason as the community closes in on the murderer in their midst.

The first meeting will be held virtually on May 23 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

RSVP here and you’ll receive updates about how you can tackle Dostoevsky’s masterpiece with other Hoyas this summer!