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To go back to the beginning, lets imagine you are travelling on a train, it is going to be a fairly long journey, more than a day, I get on and sit opposite you and begin to tell you a boring story full of tiresome ideologies. The best a man can do is avoid that temptation as much as possible, admit that all of his supposed “love” for a woman is purely the product of icky biological needs and perverse social conditioning, and try to live an abstinent life.

Boy could this guy write, and the translation by David Duff maintained all of the manic intensity of the narrator’s story until the very last page. As for a man who preached that much about morality and resurrection and spirituality he surprisingly indulged himself in carnal pleasures.

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The story is written as a direct narrative by the offender himself. Thus his stigmatising of hypocrisy and egoism and vulgarity and carnality in The Kreutzer Sonata seemed to me height of duplicity. At the Leonn Riverwalk, flanked by pigeons, I read. The narrative is firmly rooted in Tolstoy’s later-in-life anti-sex opinions, where he started to believe that sexual intimacy was actually the work of the devil, where desire kreutzdr only end in destruction. Here is a sample: The Kreutzer Sonata sounded interesting but it is just a guy on a train, mansplaining warped views of women to random strangers on kgeutzer train.


The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife: Almost everything else that the narrator Pozdnyshev has to say has this intense, guttural quality that hits in these never-ending blasts of shrapnel. On a plane to Chicago I sonzta Doris Lessing’s introduction to this and I was a bit stunned, angry almost. He stopped writing, until friends like Turgenev, on his deathbed, convinced him to keep writing. I can’t believe I even have to say that, but there it is.

I threw the book on the park bench, kept walking, turned around, and came back for it. Life’s more bearable for unhappy people there.

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It is surprising that Tolstoy has chosen such a style. Don’t even think about having sex, ever. Oct 29, Fionnuala added it Shelves: May 05, Jenny Reading Envy rated it did not like it Shelves: He hates the medical profession for enabling contraception. Know what Tolstoy thinks? This one is especially interesting.

English Choose a language for shopping. This is a must read for all. May I recommend Valium with a cup of warm tea beforehand, or that you avoid this book like the plague? Then again that would probably have simply given him a completely new set of complexities and problems.

When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his tolstooi of having an affair with her music partner, his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder. A bit personal, no?

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In my case it was a book group selection so that’s why I had to read it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. But this, of course, is a much later Tolstoy, 20 years after War and Peace, 12 years after Anna Karenina, the Tolstoy who would spend his final years at the center of a utopian commune.


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You see it is not without reason that nature made it shameful and disgusting. Have I forgotten myself, or is this book incredibly well-written? Feb 09, Paquita Kreutzre Sanchez rated it really liked it Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Oh, I can play it well enough-hell, I’ve been destined to travel these impossible switchbacks, but it’s as if I’m skating on his heart, blood tracks looping everywhere, incarnadine dips and curves.

The Kreutzer Sonata

After the work had been forbidden in Snoata by the censors, a mimeographed version was widely circulated. In a comment elsewhere, a Goodreads friend makes the joke that, when it comes to the Kreutzer Sonata, she “prefers Beethoven’s version.

And if you pacify me, I’ll love you again, but the rage will always be lurking.