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The Kreutzer Sonata
The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy
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On comparing with the original Russian some English translations of Count Tolstoi's works, published both in this country and in England, I concluded that they were far from being accurate. The majority of them were retranslations from the French, and I found that the respective transitions through which they had passed tended to obliterate many of the beauties of the Russian language and of the peculiar characteristics of Russian life. A satisfactory translation can be made only by one who understands the language and SPIRIT of the Russian people. As Tolstoi's writings contain so many idioms it is not an easy task to render them into intelligible English, and the one who successfully accomplishes this must be a native of Russia, commanding the English and Russian languages with equal fluency. The story of "Ivan the Fool" portrays Tolstoi's communistic ideas, involving the abolition of military forces, middlemen, despotism, and money. Instead of these he would establish on earth a kingdom in which each and every person would become a worker and producer. The author describes the various struggles through which three brothers passed, beset as they were by devils large and small, until they reached the ideal state of existence which he believes to be the only happy one attainable in this world. On reading this little story one is surprised that the Russian censor passed it, as it is devoted to a narration of ideas quite at variance with the present policy of the government of that country.
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eleonoraborghetto
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Kreutzer Sonata is a mix of different and multiple emotions: the reader gets in touch with what the main character feels and in a certain way can also sympathize with him in just a few pages. There are several modern topics such us feminism, divorce and, more interesting, the contrast between rationality and aggressiveness. Suggested for all those people who are afraid of starting reading Tolstoy.

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MySharonaK
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The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy is to me the proof that you can fit many ideas, emotions, tension and tragedy into a novella! Also - recently I heard that people want to read Tolstoy but are quite worried about starting a book like War and Peace, so I think this novella is a great way to familiarize yourself with his work and see if it‘s right for you.

Trashcanman Family Happiness is my favorite Novella of his. 6mo
MySharonaK @Trashcanman I haven‘t read but I‘ll give it a try. Have you read it in English? 6mo
Trashcanman Yes I have. Can you read in Russian? 6mo
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Leniverse
The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy
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This character has some great feminist views, for all that he is completely psychotic, but he draws some terrible conclusions. Woman is emancipated and given rights but still held in a form of slavery by being not just viewed as an object of pleasure, but also brought up to view herself as such. (Yeah, preach it!) The only solution is to venerate virginity and abolish sex. (Wait, what?!)

#Reading1001
#12inTwo

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alessia.in.the.coffeeland
The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy
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3h of nocturnal reading. First book of Tolstoj, but there are many of him on my shelf. Great novel, full of contrast specially for the author's afterword in which I felt the disagreement and restlessness of Tolstoj for the moral human conditions. What #anxiety (for me, just because is a particular period)

#Tolstoj #nocturnalreading #nocturnalreader

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Caterina
The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy
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Yesterday was the first teacher work day post-exams and KG graduation, and today I sharpened a few hundred colored pencils with a handheld sharpener and cut a whole lot of little squares for crafts. I got a few blisters, but I finished the Kreutzer Sonata and got a good start on the Pilgrim‘s Regress! 💁🏻‍♀️

The Kreutzer Sonata shows off Tolstoy‘s super dysfunctional relationship with women more than some of his other works. Oh, Lev. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Caterina
The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy
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I quietly participated in the #13inthree #readathon this weekend without posting once, but I did read for 13 hours! Started and finished Ghost (3.5 hours), started and finished Cranford (7 hours), read a bit of the Hamilton Affair on my Kindle at work today (1 hour), and started the Kreutzer Sonata tonight (1.5 hours). Did some #audiostitching with parts of the three #audiobooks. Hope y‘all all had fun reading this weekend! 😊

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DeborahSmall
The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy
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#Love #150PnPCoverParty I‘m reusing this pic! Very handy for feb ❤️📚

CrowCAH Looks like there‘s a lot of love to be had within those books! 🐧 2y
LeahBergen And I love it again. 😍 2y
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thetelltaleheart
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My Highlight this month! It was really interesting. But It's not a book for everyone. The topic is maybe a bit offending. I don't have a problem with this sort of books, but maybe there are people out there who don't like it.

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thetelltaleheart
The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy
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Next read. I really like it so far!

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jdtchicago
Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

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Pinchclamp
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Short, demented, and enthralling, but I would definitely avoid this one if you are easily offended. Decidedly against my latent feminist sensibilities....almost shockingly so.

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Pinchclamp
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The only way I'll get through this afternoon at work. #audiobook #Tolstoy #friday

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
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