EDNOTE: People who have taught these books might
have an especially good idea of student reaction. From years of teaching ADA to
undergrads, I suspect a great many do not finish the book (in part, of course,
because it is long) but un part through frustration. I hope this query draws
wide response. The results could be interestesting, albeit,
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Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 12:30 AM
Subject: How do you like it?
For my research I need some emotional amateur
reader reactions and opinions on Ada, Transparent Things and Look
at the Harlequins.
In brief, I'm interested in the following questions.
What is the reaction to the foreign words, textual traps, authorial game? What
stays in the memory after reading? How often do you use a commentary (if
there is one) and why do you need it? Do the novels add to
your knowledge of Russia or the US? What do you feel when reading
Thank you for sharing.
St. Petersburg State