June 17, 2007


Somehow or other, this napkin drawing managed to find its way into my copy of Crime and Punishment:

Posted by Dr. Frank at June 17, 2007 09:47 PM | TrackBack

Kind of a coincidence - I am currently reading C & P too...the Constance Garnett translation, which is pretty much the standard for any of the Pre-Revolutionary Russian writers (I read Garnett's translation of Turgenev's Fathers and Sons recently. If C & P is even half as great, it will be time well spent).

Like you, I bought my copy used, but I didn't find any napkins in it...a lot of dust, though.

Posted by: David at June 18, 2007 01:42 AM

I need to start buying my books used. Or making things up. How do you manage to find so many pieces of other people's doodling? Do you seek it out?

Posted by: josh at June 18, 2007 06:17 PM

is this a comment on some fascist makeup regime? i'm intrigued.

Posted by: k. at June 18, 2007 06:19 PM

Funny. I didn't figure on the book being used. I figured it was merely tucked away and long forgotten... A tactile comment from an observation over ales...?

Posted by: dda at June 19, 2007 06:48 AM

lipstick is disgusting

Posted by: chris riordan at June 26, 2007 08:21 PM

I love finding things like that. Once I got a book from the library which had a wee post it note on page 5. It read "I've removed a page from this novel, enjoy"


Posted by: Dave Hughes at July 6, 2007 03:40 PM