Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Russians and Their Vodka: a Book by Edwin Trommelen
For 600+ years, the Russians have become attached to what can be considered their national drink: vodka. Their love for this alcoholic beverage has been expressed through literature, politics, history, and essentially every aspect of pop culture. Trommelen's book, through the use of history and literature, paints a very complex and vivid picture for the reader to help him or her explore all aspects of the never-ending Russian obsession with Vodka. In addition to this book offers quotes from literature, poetry, and theater in the original Russian and English translation, which can help to improve one's Russian through the lens of this drink.