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The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories By Leo Tolstoy Hugh McLean The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories 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
  • Title: The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy Hugh McLean
  • ISBN: 9780451528803
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories By Leo Tolstoy Hugh McLean 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, andLeo 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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    1. Leo Tolstoy Hugh McLean

      Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Russian commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world s greatest novelists Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho pacifist His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    1. you re all excited about someone new only to discover that the beatles are their all time favorite band the most popular pop rock band of all time, wildly innovative, probably wrote great songs than any other band but your all time favorite band dullsville.which is why i m hesitant to call out tolstoy as my favorite writer but he just might be at the very least he s sitting at the head of the table with genet borges orwell and the other usual suspects i know it because when i popped into the st [...]


    2. ChronologyIntroduction Notes, by Anthony BriggsFurther Reading The Raid The Woodfelling Three Deaths Polikushka The Death of Ivan Ilyich After the Ball The Forged CouponNotes


    3. The story of Ivan Ilyich was like wine it goes down smoothly, but leaves a biting, succulent and lasting impression The book is a deep and moving scrutiny of loss and absolution, in which the writer explores the dichotomy between the artificial and the authentic life This book is probably the best account of the physiological and psychological panic, a man feels when so close to his own death Ivan Ilych s life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible Ivan Ilyich is the [...]


    4. Tolstoy s thoughts on the inevitability of death and how living an authentic life of compassion and mutual support and love as opposed to artificial, self gratifying, pitilessness Respice finem consider the end If I may plagiarise Charles Dickens Ivan Ilyich our main protagonist was dead to begin with The story begins with his best friend Pyotr Peter Ivanovich and their colleges musing on how Ivan s death will affect their job prospects The story is told for the most part from the perspective of [...]


    5. My edition of The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories was the Vintage book, translated by Pevear and Volhokonsky It contains the following stories The Death of Ivan IlychThe Prisoner of the CaucasusThe Diary of a MadmanThe Kreutzer SonataThe DevilMaster and ManFather SergiusAfter the BallThe Forged CouponAlyosha the PotHadji Murat those that are underlined, I have reviewed separately follow the link for the review There are some definite repeated themes namely sex, death and religious redempti [...]


    6. The story starts with the death of Ivan Ilyich how everyone want to take his position, then we ll read about his life, from studying law until his last breath.A miserable story indeed, I liked the part when he realized that he is dying, he started to review his life, and regretting some decisions at that part I came with a conclusion which I came by a few yrs ago NEVER follow your society seek that job, marry that person, buy this thing this all bullshit, do what you think is suitable to you The [...]


    7. Ivan Ilych s life revolved around his career as a high court judge he takes his job very seriously However after he falls off a ladder, he soon discovers that he is going to die The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a novella that deals with the meaning of life in the face of death A masterpiece for Leo Tolstoy written after his religious conversion in the late 1870s.Something that was fascinating about The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the drastic change in writing style when comparing it to Anna Karenina and [...]


    8. After the tedium of How Much Land Does A Man Need, I approached this with caution What a suprise to find a rather morbid but wonderfully written book that was such a stark contrast to the aforementioned book.The title story plus the other titled Three Deaths do not leave any doubt as to the stories contents so no chance of any spoilers An enjoyable read.



    9. The stories in this collection are Family Happiness 1859 The Death of Ivan Ilyich 1886 The Kreutzer Sonata 1889 Master and Man 1895



    10. Death of Ivan Ilych is one of the best short stories I have ever read In only about 100 pages, Tolstoy describes the facing of death by Ivan Ilych, who basically has lived as any other ordinary man The story shows how once joyous and happy moments can seem worthless and fruitless moments when one is staring at death Through this story, Tolstoy makes us look back to our life and look for anything extraordinary we have done He makes us wonder whether doing everything that we think we ought to do i [...]


    11. This is a clear case of It s not you, it s me I simply wasn t ready for this When I couldn t participate in the War and Peace readalong due to my busy schedule, I decided to compensate by reading a short story collection by Tolstoy instead I thought it would be quick and fun I couldn t have been wrong It turns out that Tolstoy is much philosophical and political than I expected, and since I have no knowledge whatsover on Russian history and culture, it was extremely hard for me to follow along [...]


    12. It s nice to be reminded every now and then that moralization can be used to make great literature, since our literature is so dominated by the idea that moralizing is always a flaw Tolstoy appears to have been a natural at moralizing Others will not doubt disagree, but I m willing to argue that the best stories here are precisely those in which the moral of the story or morality of the author comes through most clearly Ivan Ilyich, of course, but also The Kreutzer Sonata, The Devil, Master and [...]


    13. Tolstoy keeps it so damn real He tells it as it is He describes life and death in such an excellent way that hasn t been done by any other writers that I ve read before He talks about love with both warm intimacy and brutal honesty, and not just romantic love, but also the love for God I really like his particular ideal of Christianity, even though I myself am of no religion , for goodness His stories are like moral teachings , and for fellow humans He reminds us this again and again in his stor [...]


    14. 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 truth, when we read it, hits us like a powerful revelation This narrative of one man s journey from a busy, full middle class life into sickness and then his final slide into death is like death itself, both mu [...]


    15. Each story is brilliant in its own way, but I would definitely recommend reading each story separately and not reading them one after another I found that when I previously read the Kreutzer sonata I loved it because I could get into Tolstoy s story and philosophy completely whereas this time round I already had much to think on from the previous stories I think each story says so much about human nature, relationships and who we are that to do them justice they need to be read individually.


    16. Shockingly not good Tolstoy s shorter works suffer from the utter lack of subtlety and nuance that make WP and AK so memorable and beautiful Indeed most of the stories collected here are so severe and preachy that the reader might be excused for thinking he d happened into some sort of bizarre seminary lecture Wealthy and noble characters fall and get spiritual repeatedly That s the dominating theme People are oversexed and should abstain Fiction should be artless and message ful, one of Tolstoy [...]



    17. Non voglio dilungarmi troppo sulla capacit stilistica di Tolst j ci sono un sacco di saggi e di critici per quello L aspetto di questo libro su cui mi voglio soffermare la potenza narrativa dell opera, capace di farmi coinvolgere dai protagonisti di questi racconti come poche altre volte mi era successo.La morte di Iv n Il ic racconta dell impotenza umana di fronte alla morte, quell acerrima nemica che da sempre gli umani cercano di evitare fino all ultimo Nel primo capitolo un personaggio ester [...]



    18. Tolstoy kept it very fucking real I find that the Russians material is generally surprisingly relevant for this day and age, even as early as Turgenev, and this is no exception The first story in this collection, Family Happiness, is a bit slow and maybe the least accessible of the bunch Still, the topic of filial life is examined in an interesting, if slightly depressing way Everything after is gold The kreutzner sonata is dark and examines aspects of the female condition and the male psyche in [...]


    19. Family Happiness Well written but trite Still a pleasant reading experience Such a view of marriage is very depressing though.The Death of Ivan Ilych Very thought provoking, especially in the context of the literature of contemporary Russian intelligentsia Easily the best of the bunch.The Kreutzer Sonata Another story where somebody is a psychologically disturbed douchebag, and tries to redeem themselves by coming up with an extensive new system of morality that justifies their actions Personal [...]


    20. Ivan Ilyich , Master and Man , and Hadji Murat are clearly the masterpieces in this collection of novellas and short stories Terse, vigorous, they brim with the veracity of life Hadji Murat , as the American critic Harold Bloom points out, is basically Homer meets Hemingway and a blueprint for For Whom the Bell Tolls Mmm The Kreutzer Sonato and The Devil , on the other hand, showcase Tolstoy s bizarre misogyny Father Sergius and The Forged Coupon are supposed to have some kind of spiritual meani [...]


    21. These stories conjure Tolstoy s both demons and beatitudes as shadow characters in his own grappled existence his struggle large and small, low and high They are men in mostly manly situations in life s conflicting roles and expectation Men who control and lose it and find it again through absolution and giving over Men who kill and are killed but live directly Life is ever weighed according to ultimate meaning Tolstoy can t laugh at life even when it confounds him and plays him a fool and his c [...]


    22. What a brutal read The great Russian novelists had a way of attacking psychological phenomena without any frill or pretense The Death of Ivan Ilyich strips bare a typical, mundane life by methodically removing each meaningless layer until the reader is left with the same terrible realization of the protagonist that there is nothing than this.Tolstoy doesn t guide you toward any interpretation or offer a soothing moral This is a story that treats death as starkly and unromantically as death trea [...]




    23. I m not a typically a fan of short stories, but this collection is unbelievable Each story covers one or two topics central to life, society, and death I can t help but think that stories like these gave way to the idea that fiction is better at conveying truth than any nonfiction possibly could.The first story is Family Happiness It concerns romantic, passionate love and its passing nature, and how unhappiness is driven by our internal wants and losing sight of what brought happiness to begin w [...]


    24. I knew I liked Tolstoy after reading Anna Karenina and this book just confirmed it The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a fascinating but devastating story of what it means to be human, especially in the face of death I really enjoyed reading Tolstoy s great psychological insights again it makes his characters come across as alive and understandable I think in that sense his works truly must be timeless.


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