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Ss conseuently as she reasoned he must have transferred part of his love to other women or to another woman and she was jealous She was jealous not of any particular woman but of the decrease of his love Not having got an object for her jealousy she was on the lookout for it At the slightest hint she transferred her jealousy from one object to anotherYes it s the little vils the multitude of little faces of unhappiness that Count Tolstoy knows how to portray with such sense of reality that it s uite unsettling be it the blind jealousy of Anna or Levin be it the shameless cheating and spending of Stiva Oblonsky be it the moral stuffiness and limits of Arkady Karenin the parental neglects of both Karenins to their children the lies the little societal snipes the disappointments the failures the pervasive selfishness All of it is so unsettlingly well captured on page that you do realize Tolstoy must have believed in the famous phrase that he penned for this book s opening line Happy families are all alike very unhappy family is unhappy in its own wayTolstoy is xcellent at showing that despite what we tend to believe getting what you wanted does not bring happiness Vronsky meanwhile in spite of the complete realization of what he had so long desired was not perfectly happy He soon felt that the realization of his desires gave him no than a grain of sand out of the mountain of happiness he had xpected It showed him the mistake men make in picturing to themselves happiness as the realization of their desires And yet just like in real life there are no real villains no real unsympathetic characters that cause obstacles for our heroes the villains whom it feels good to hate No veryone in addition to their pathetic little ugly traits also has redeeming ualities Anna s husband despite appearing as a monster to Anna after her passionate affair still is initially willing to give her the freedom of the divorce that she needs Stiva Oblonsky repulsive in his carelessness and cheating wins us over with his gregarious and genuinely friendly personality Anna herself despite her outbursts is a devoted mother to her son at least initially Levin may appear to be monstrous in his jealousy but the next moment he is so overwhelmingly in love that it s hard not to forgive him And I love this greyness of Curators of the Buddha each character so lifelike and fullAnd of course the politics soasily forgettable by readers of this book that carries the name of the heroine of a passionate forbidden affair The dreaded politics that bored me to tears when I was fifteen And yet these are the politics and the uestions that were so much on the mind of Count Tolstoy famous to his compatriots for his love and devotion to peasants that he devoted almost half of this thick tome to it discussed through the thoughts of Konstantin Levin Levin a landowner with a strong capacity for compassion self reflection and curiosity about Russian love for land as well as a striking political apathy is Tolstoy s avatar in trying to make sense of a puzzling Russian peasantry culture which failed to be understood by many of his compatriots Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family educated on the ideas and beliefs of industrialized Europe He considered a revolution inconomic conditions nonsense But he always felt the injustice of his own abundance in comparison with the poverty of the peasants and now he determined that so as to feel uite in the right though he had worked hard and lived by no means luxuriously before he would now work still harder and would allow himself Cezanne a Study of His Development even less luxuryI have to say I understood his ideas this time but I could not really feel for thefforts of the devoted and kind landowner striving to understand the soul of Russian peasants Maybe it s because I mentally kept fast forwarding mere 50 years to the Socialist Revolution of 1917 that would leave most definitely Levin and Kitty and their children dead or less likely in You Owe Me One exile the revolution which as Tolstoy almost predicted focused on the workers and despised the loved by Count Leo peasants the revolution that despised the love for owning land and working it that Tolstoy felt was at the center of the Russian soul But it is still incredibly interesting to think about and to analyze becauseven a century and a half later there s still Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture enough truth and foresight in Tolstoy s musings after all Even if I disagree with so many of his views they are still thought provoking no doubts about it If he had been asked whether he liked or didn t like the peasants Konstantin Levin would have been absolutely at a loss what to reply He liked and did not like the peasants just as he liked and did not like men in general Of course being a good hearted man he liked men rather than he disliked them and so too with the peasants But like or dislike the people as something apart he could not not only because he lived with the people and all his interests were bound up with theirs but also because he regarded himself as a part of the people did not see any special ualities or failings distinguishing himself and the people and could not contrast himself with themIt s a 35 star book for me Why Well because of Tolstoy s prose of course because of its wordiness and repetitiveness Yes Tolstoy is the undisputed king of creating page long sentences which I love by the way love that is owed in full to my literature teacher mother admiring them and making me punctuate these nevernding sentences correctly for grammar Obsession: An Erotic Tale exercises But he is also a master of restating the obvious repeating the same thought over and over and over again in the same sentence in the same paragraph until the reader is ready to cry for some respite This as well as Levin s at times obnoxious preachiness and the author s freuently very patriarchial views was what made this book substantially lessnjoyable than it could have been By the way there is an Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era excellent 1967 Soviet film based on this book that captures the spirit of the book uite well and if you so like has a handy function to turn on English subtitles first part is here and the second part is here I highly recommend this filmAndven better version of this classic is the British TV adaptation 2000 with stunning Helen McCrory as perfect Anna and lovely Paloma Baeza as perfect Kitty WARNING This is not a strict book review but rather a meta review of what reading this book led to in my life Please avoid reading this if you re looking for an in depth this book led to in my life Please avoid reading this if you re looking for an in depth of Anna Karenina Thanks

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should also mention that is a big spoiler in here in case you ve remained untouched by cultural osmosis but you should read my review anyway to save yourself the troubleI grew up believing like most of us that burning books was something Nazis did though of course burning Disco records at Shea stadium was perfectly fine I believed that burning books was only a couple of steps down from burning people in ovens or that it was at least a step towards holocaustIf I heard the words burning books or book burning I saw Gestapo SS and SA marching around a mountainous bonfire of books in a menacingly lit suare It s a scary image an image of censorship of fear mongering of mind control an image of vil So I never imagined that I would become a bo goodness me russians are dramatic and i wouldnt have it any other way tolstoy is a master character creator and although he is very skilled at conveying pre revolution life and society i have found much njoyment in his characters shoutout to my boy levin than the plot that being said there is a certain complexity in tolstoys method of storytelling there isnt a clear reso Tolstoy draws a portrait of three marriages or relationships that could not be different Anna Karenina is rightly called a masterpiece Moreover Tolstoy does not spare on social socialism and describes the beginnings of communism deals with such Edicts of Asoka existential themes as birth and death and the meaning of lifeTolstoy s narrative art and his narrative charm are at the highest level He also seems like a close observer of human passions feelings andmotions All in all I was touched by his book because it was one of the most impressive books I have Upgrade Soul ever readKendi y celi inin y ksekli inden bana bakmas na bay l yorum Sayf 55Belki de sahip Oldu umylere sevindi im sahip olmad klar ma da z lmedi im i in mutluyumSayf 167Kad n dedi in yle bir yarat k ki istedi in kadar incele gene de hi bilmedi in yanlar yla kar la yorsunSayf 168Insana ak l onu huzursuz den ylerden kurtulmas i in verilmi tirSayf 75. ازع الديني الذي يتصدى لعداوة و بغضاء الكنيسة الأرثوذكسية اليونانية على الرغم من أن الموقف النقدي من رواية « آنا كارنينا» كان كبيراً ، و كان صداها واسعاً لدى الجمهور ، إلا أن تولستوي نفسه لم يكن راضياً عن الرواية لكنها رائعة فعلا?.

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Spoiler alert If you have read this book please proceed If you are never going to read this novel be honest with yourself then please proceed If you may read this novel but it may be decades in the future then please proceed Trust me you are not going to remember no matter how compelling a review I have written If you need Tolstoy talking points for your next cocktail party or soiree with those literary black wearing pseudo intellectual friends of yours then this review will come in handy If they pin you to the board like a bug over some major plot twist that will be because I hav People are going to have to remember that this is the part of the review that is Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 entirely of my own opinion and what I thought of the book because what follows isn tntirely positive but I hope it doesn t throw you off the book Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist entirely and you still give it a chance Now my thoughtsI picked up this book upon the advice of Oprah and her book club and my friend Kit They owe me hardcore now As does Mr Tolstoy This book was anxtremely long read not because of it s size and length necessarily but because of it s content More often than not I found myself suddenly third a way down the page after my mind wandered off to other thoughts but I kept on reading am I the only one with the ability to do that You know totally zoning out but continuing to read The subject I passed over though was so thoroughly boring that I didn t bother going back to re read it and it didn t affect my understanding of future vents taking place later on in the bookLeo Tolstoy really njoys tangents Constantly drifting away from the point of the book to go off on three page rants on farming methods political policies and lections or philosophical discussion on God Even the dialogue drifted off in that sort of manner Tolstoy constantly made detail of trifling matters while important subjects that added to what little plot line this story had were just passed over Here is a small passage that is a wonderful xample of what constantly takes place throughout the book Kostia look out There s a bee Won t he sting cried Dolly defending herself from a waspThat s not a bee that s a wasp said LevinCome now Give us your theory demanded Katavasof Imaginary Runner evidently provoking Levin to a discussion Why shouldn t private persons have that rightNo mention of the wasp is made again Just a smallxample of how Tolstoy focuses much on philosophical thought and thought in general than any sort of action that will progress the story further That s part of the reason the story took so long to get throughThe From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 editing and translation of the version I got also wasn t very good Kit reckons that that s part of the reason I didn tnjoy it as much and I am apt to agree with her If you do decide to read this book your better choice is to go with the Oprah s Book Club Fresh Water edition of Anna KareninaThe characters weren t too greatither and I felt only slightly sympathetic for them at certain moments The women most often were whiny and weak while the men seemed cruel and judgemental often than not Even Anna who was supposedly strong willed and intelligent would go off on these irrational rants The women were constantly jealous and the men were always suspiciousThere s not much French Daguerreotypes else to say that I haven t already said There were only certain spots in the book which Injoyed in the littlest and From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read even then I can t remember them All in all I did notnjoy this book and it arned the names Anna Crapenina and Anna KareniblahBut remember this is just one girl s opinion if it sounded like a book you might njoy I highly advise going out to read it Just try and get the Oprah Doris Salcedo edition Not since I read The Brothers Karamazov have I felt as directly involved in characters worlds and minds FascinatingI was hooked on Anna Karenina from the opening section when I realized that Tolstoy was brilliantly portraying characters thoughts and motivations in all of their contradictory complex truth However Tolstoy s skill is not just in characterization though he is the master of that art His prose invokes such passion There were parts of the book that took my breath because I realized that what I was reading was pure feeling when we realize that Anna is no longer pushing Vronsky away when Levin proposes to Kitty and later when Levin thinks about death The bookffectively threw a shroud over me and sucked me in I almost missed my train stop a couple of timesThat being said there were some parts that were difficult to get through I felt myself slowing down in Part VI I was back in through the remainder of the book once I hit Part VII but I understand how the deep dive into politics and farming can be off putting Still in those chapters Tolstoy s characters are interacting and it s incredible to see them speak and respond to one another It s not only worth the trouble but deep down it s no trouble at all It s
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be savored and sometimes must be forced to slow down and think about the characters daily life as they navigate around in their relationshipsA word about this translation When I was in college I attempted to read the Constance Garnett translation I didn t stop because it was awful I think finals came up then the holidays then classes tc However I never really felt like the words were as powerful as they should have been Years later the only image that stuck in my mind was of Levin meeting Kitty at the ice skating rink I just never really ntered the world of Anna Karenina perhaps my fault than anything However the diction and entered the world of Anna Karenina perhaps my fault than anything However the diction and construction in Pevear and Volokhonsky s translation is poetic and justifies the title masterpiece Through this translation I grew to appreciate Tolstoy not just because he told good philosophical stories but because he could do so with utmost subtletly and compactness yes I think Tolstoy is concise Each word has its placeUnderstandably many are unwilling to give themselves to this book Many xpect it to do all of the work But it s an ven better read because if the reader works the Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye experience of reading this book is incredible In the beginning reading Anna Karenin can feel a little like visiting Paris for the first time You ve heard a lot about the place before you go Much of what you see from the bus you recognize from pictures and movies and books You can t help but think of the great writers and artists who have been here before you Youxpect to like it You want to like it But you don t want to feel like you have to like it You worry a little that you won t But after a few days you settle in and you feel the immensity of the place opening up all around you You keep having this Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France experience of turning a corner and finding something beautiful that you hadn t been told toxpect or catching sight of something familiar from a surprising angle You start to trust the abundance of the place and your anxieties that someone lse will have aten verything up before your arrival relax Maybe that simile reveals about me than I d likeMy favorite discovery was the three or four chapters out of the book s 239 devoted to of all things scythe mowing chapters that become a celebratory meditation on physical labor When I read those chapters I felt temporarily cured of the need to have something happen and became as absorbed in the reading as the mowers are absorbed in their work Of course the book is about Anna and Vronsky and Levin and Kitty and Dolly and poor stupid Stepan Arkadyich It s about their love and courtship and Friendship And Pride And Shame And Jealousy And Betrayal And and pride and shame and jealousy and betrayal and and about the instable variety of happiness and unhappiness But it s also about mowing the grass and arguing politics and hunting and working as a bureaucrat and raising children and dealing politely with tedious company To put it accurately it s about the way that the human mind or as Tolstoy sometimes says the human soul ngages Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets each of thesexperiences and tries to understand itself the world around it and the other souls that inhabit that world This book is not afraid to take up any part of human life because it believes that human beings are infinitely interesting and infinitely worthy of compassion And what I found stirring the book s fearlessness Electromyography for Experimentalists extends to matters of religion Tolstoy takes his characters seriouslynough to acknowledge that they have spiritual lives that are as nuanced and mysterious as their intellectual lives and their romantic lives I knew to Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 expect this dimension of the book but I could not have known howncou. نشرت هذه الرواية في أعقاب رائعة تولستوي « الحرب و السلام » حيث رسخت مكانته كواحد من أهم كتاب القرن التاسع عشر في هذه الرواية يتناول تولستوي التحولات الجذرية التي شهدها المجتمع الروسي ، حيث تناول قضايا الأرض التي تعرف أيضاً بقضية. ,

Raging it would be to dwell in it for so longIn the nd this is a book about life written by a man who is profoundly in love with life Reading it makes me want to live In lieu of a proper review of my favorite book and in addition to the remark that it would be aptly named Konstantin Levin I present to you the characters of Anna Karenina in a series of portraits painted by dead white menAnna Karenina Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer SargentAlexei Karenin Portrait of Edouard Manet by Henri Fantin LatourAlexei Vronsky Study of a Young Man by John Singer SargentKonstantin Levin Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife by John Singer SargentKitty Scherbatsky Portrait of Julie Manet by Pierre Auguste RenoirStepan Arkadyick Oblonsky Monsieur Charpentier by Pierre Auguste RenoirDolly Oblonsky The Marchioness of Downshire by John William WaterhouseAn old muzhik Tolstoy Plowing by Ilya Yefimovich Repin yes that is really a painting of Tolstoy himself and he looks like what I imagine an old muzhik to look like What is the most important thing about Anna Karenina Is it the first line Happy families are all alike very unhappy family is unhappy in its own way This sounds so true but it isn t really Is it that Anna xperiences much intolerance for her unfaithfulness and leaving her husband than does her brother who screws around like a dog Is it Konstantin Levin s attempts to marry into the aristocracy and his problem with religion Or is the ntire story just Tolstoy s way of seducing the reader into reading the political nub of the story the feudalism that was at the heart of all politics morality and social position I Wicked Loving Lies enjoyed the book when I read it but I have to say I skimmed over a lot of the politics and did wonder which in Tolstoy s heart is the story he wanted to tell love stories or political onesHow I came to read Anna Karenina appendicitis and an air hostessnding with a rotten tomato view spoilerI read this book when I was 13 I had a test on it in two days and hadn t La heredera del mar even opened it so I said I had stomach ache and went to the school sick room This was a tall narrow room with a tiny window about 8 up and painted with shades of olive green and aubergineggplant If you weren t sick going in those colours But I was away in Russia with Anna her husband Alexei and Count Vronsky whom I swooned over In the arly hours of the morning I really had stomach ache At 4 am I had an mergency appendectomy in a nursing home with an operating theatre I was very sick indeed and in bed for weeks Had I brought it on myselfNever mind Next day three things happened one bad and one good and one fantastic My period came on for the first time I was a Woman Yes I told my mother and my grandmother leaned over from the visitor chair and slapped my face very hard That s to take the shock of the blood away She said Then the good My mother said I had been waiting for this day and she really let loose at my grandmother They had a very fierce row It was wonderful My mother didn t love me and she never ver defended me or involved herself with me in any way Memories of being slapped herself I suppose My mother was very pretty and was the first of her family to be married On her wedding day her mother slapped her face as she put the veil on her Ruth should have been married first not you Ruth was her much less attractive and zealously religious older sister She mellowedEveryone lse in the nursing home was old xcept for an air hostess of 21 She didn t have a private room and didn t like being with the old people so would wander into mine to sit and read and at all my chocolates of which I had Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One endless boxes She brought her books Jane Austen Charlotte Bronte Mrs Gaskell and Zola So for nearly three weeks my days were filled with reading talking about books with my new friend andating chocolates all day longI was actually thrown out of the nursing home The food there was terrible One lunchtime there was something forgettable and salad The tomato was perfect looking but mushy almost liuid so I threw it out of the window and it landed on one of the nuns who was beside herself with anger I didn t care my friend had left a few days before left her books for me too in Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) exchange for some fancy ribbon bowed boxes of chocolates We wrote for a bit were penpals butventually that died The age gap and where we were in our lives was too far apart But I wil As a daughter of a Russian literature teacher it seems I have always known the story of Anna Karenina the love the affair the train the whole shebang I must have ingested the knowledge with my mother s milk as Russians would sayMy grandpa had an old print of a painting hanging in his garage A young beautiful mysterious woman sitting in a carriage in wintry Moscow and looking at the viewer through her heavy lidded Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe eyes with a stare that combines allure and deep sadness Who s that I asked my grandpa when I was five and without missing a beat he answered Anna Karenina Actually it was A Stranger by Ivan Kramskoy 1883 but for me it has always remained the mysterious and beautiful Anna Karenina the femme fatale of Russian literature Imagine my childish glee when I saw this portrait used for the cover of this book in thedition I chose Yet Anna Karenina is a misleading title for this hefty tome as Anna s story is just the tip of an iceberg as half of the story is devoted to Konstantin Levin Tolstoy s alter go Count Leo s Russian name was Lev Lev Levin preoccupied with Russian peasantry and its relationship to land as well as torn over faith and his lack of it Levin whose story continues for chapters after Anna meets her train But Anna gives the book its name and her plight spoke to me than the philosophical dealings of an insecure and soul searching Russian landowner and so her story comes first Sorry Leo LevinAnna s chapters tell a story of a beautiful married woman who had a passionate affair with an officer and then somehow in her uest for love began a downward spiral fueled by jealousy and guilt and societal prejudices and stifling attitudes But I m glad you will see me as I am The chief thing I shouldn t like would be for people to imagine I want to prove anything I don t want to prove anything I merely want to live to do no one harm but myself I have the right to do that haven t IOn one hand there s little new about the story of a forbidden passionate overwhelming affair resulting in societal scorn and a forbidden passionate overwhelming affair resulting in societal scorn and double standards towards a man and a woman involved in the same act Few readers will be surprised that it is Anna who gets the blame for the affair that it is Anna who is considered fallen and undesirable in the society that it is Anna who is dependent on men in whichever relationship she is in because by societal norms of that time a woman was little lse but a companion to her man There is nothing new about the sad contrasts between the opportunities available to men and to women of that time and the strong sense of men and to women of that time and the strong sense of that men feel in this patriarchial world No there is nothing One Wild Weekend else in that tragic as it may be Anything only not divorce answered Darya AlexandrovnaBut what is anythingNo it is awful She will be no one s wife she will be lostNo where Lev Tolstoyxcels is the portrayal of Anna s breakdown Anna s downward spiral the unraveling of her character under the ingrained guilt crippling insecurity and the pressure the others and she herself place on her Anna a lovely nergetic captivating woman full of life and beauty simply crumbles sinks into despair fueled by desperation and irrationality and misdirected passion And he
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to think of her she was when he met her the first time at a railway station too mysterious xuisite loving seeking and giving happiness and not cruelly revengeful as he remembered her on that last momentA calm and poised lady slowly and terrifyingly descends into fickle moods and depression and almost maniacal liveliness in between tormented by her feeling of imagined abandonment and little self worth and false passions which are little Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing else but futile attempts to fill the void the nevernding F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby emptiness This is what Tolstoy is a master at describing and this is what was grabbing my heart and sueezing the joy out of it in anticipation of inevitable tragedy to come In heryes the whole of him with all his habits ideas desires with all his spiritual and physical temperament was one thing love for women and that love she felt ought to be ntirely concentrated on her alone That love was le. الفلاح و التي مثلت مسالة سياسية كبيرة في روسيا في الوقت الذي تدور فية أحداث « آنا كارنينا» إن كماً كبيراً من البناء الروحي في « آنا كارنينا» مستمد من حياة تولستوي الشخصية حيث اجتاز الكثير من الأزمات الدينية خلال حياته لإيجاد الو.
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