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Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy, Hugh McLean
Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories
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Leo Tolstoy combined detailed physical description with perceptive psychological insight to sweep aside the sham of surface appearances and lay bare man's intimate gestures, acts, and thoughts. Murder and sacrifice...greed and devotion...lust and affection...vanity and love -- one by one, in this... show more
Leo Tolstoy combined detailed physical description with perceptive psychological insight to sweep aside the sham of surface appearances and lay bare man's intimate gestures, acts, and thoughts. Murder and sacrifice...greed and devotion...lust and affection...vanity and love -- one by one, in this volume of great stories, Tolstoy dissects the basic drives, emotions, and motives of ordinary people searching for self-knowledge and spiritual perfection. Chekhov said, "Of authors my favorite is Tolstoy." And Turgenev "marveled at the strength of his huge talent...It sends a cold shudder even down my back...He is a master, a master."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451528803 (0451528808)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
4.0 The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
Let's talk about death.Picasso had his "blue phase", and Tolstoy had his "obsession with death" phase. This collection of short stories all relate to death in some way. The best and most widely-known of these is The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Ilyich is a successful lawyer who has gone through life check...
TatianaBoshenka
TatianaBoshenka rated it
The story "The Death of Ivan Ilych" is one of my favorite stories ever written. Everything about it is so true. Tolstoy had that knack of speaking plain truth about subjects like death and war that we almost instinctively idealize for ourselves in our thoughts and writings, so that the simple trut...
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