The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories
Penguin, 1985 - 287 oldal
While "The Kreutzer Sonata" caused a public sensation, Tolstoy's wife, Sonya, was hurt and furious that he should have enriched his scathing indictment of marriage with private details from theri own life together. Tolstoy, during two years of obsessive unhappiness, had become convinced that the idea of a "Christian marriage" was an impossibility. Here he lets loose all his frustration and disgust at human sexuality, and the humiliating, ungodly, sensual tie that binds men to women. The curious result, part self-lacerating, confession, part Christian polemic, is moving, above all, as the story of a man whose sexual jealousy, inflamed by guilt, drives him to murder his wife.
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LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - charlie68 - LibraryThing
An excellent series of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things and vice versa. Gives a good account of what it must have been like in Russia in that era. Teljes értékelés elolvasása
LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - vanjr - LibraryThing
Most do not like this book, but I enjoyed the stories and some of the lessons they teach. It is certainly a welcome change from War and Peace. Teljes értékelés elolvasása
The Kreutzer Sonata
The Forged Coupon
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Postface to the Kreutzer Sonata
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