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Tolstoy Journal, June 24, 2017: Two Different Christs and Titanic Arrogance

Well, I got way behind on my reading but have caught up this Saturday morning, up to page 144 of Volume XII of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. 1,075 more words

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Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
~ Leo Tolstoy

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Anna Karenina: Levin's Transformation

I am staying at the Hotel BildungsZentrum in Basel, Switzerland. It is thirty-four degrees centigrade. I’m sustaining myself with delicious fresh fruit and cold green tea. 981 more words


Tolstoy Journal, June 21, 2017: "The spiritual future of the human race."

I am forty pages behind on my reading today, as usual on Wednesday, but, as usual again, I read some pages of The Gospel in Tolstoy… 1,101 more words

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Tolstoy Journal, June 20, 2017: "his handsome eyes, from which the lashes were gone, still gleamed with fire."

The illustration above is from the frontispiece of Volume XII of The Novel and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi. It is called “The Invaders” and is by T. 1,049 more words

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My Favourite Character from Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina took up about six weeks of my life and left me with a huge book hangover. Months later, I still find myself thinking about the novel, but it’s been difficult to put my thoughts into a coherent review. 409 more words


Classics I want to read this summer

This will be the first in a series of posts where I decide what books to read in the two and a half months holiday I have this summer. 880 more words