>character in a russian novel mentions Schiller, Byron, or Goethe
>reading an english translation of a russian novel
>not comprehending the fact that people have been furiously translating works since there was more than one known language.
Did you forget to take your trendy friendly butt plug out or something, Jim?
>character in Russian novel starts speaking in French
>character on a taiwanese curd-slicing board mentions Pynchon, Joyce, or DFW