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The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories - Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories
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A vibrant translation of Tolstoy’s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace. Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all told with the evocative power that was Tolstoy’s alone.  They include... show more
A vibrant translation of Tolstoy’s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace. Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all told with the evocative power that was Tolstoy’s alone.  They include “The Prisoner of the Caucasus,” inspired by Tolstoy's own experiences as a soldier in the Chechen War, “Hadji Murat,” the novella Harold Bloom called “the best story in the world,” “The Devil,” a fascinating tale of sexual obsession, and the celebrated “The Death of Ivan Ilyich,” an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption. Pevear and Volokhonsky’s translation captures the richness, immediacy, and multiplicity of Tolstoy’s language, and reveals the author as a passionate moral guide, an unflinching seeker of truth, and ultimately, a creator of enduring and universal art.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307388865 (0307388867)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 500
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
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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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