The Brothers KaramazovIn the year 2020…

The day’s listless discussion of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov draws to a close. As the students put their e-book readers in their backpacks, desperate for the dismissal bell to ring, the teacher shouts out the homework:

“Read the next three chapters– but when you reach the dialog box asking if you want to read what Ivan tells Alyosha about The Grand Inquisitor, just click ‘no’. You kids should be grateful! When I was in high school we lugged around paper books, and we had to read all those boring tangents in Russian literature.”


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