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What Tolstoy Knew About Christianity

I am currently rereading Anna Karenina and it probably will consume my mind for some time. So, as a kind of prologue to Tolstoy’s worldview and perspective here is a post revised from another BLOG of mine to prime the pump of our understanding. 192 more words

Anna Karenina

"Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoj

Anna Karenina is a novel written by the Russian author Leo Tolstoj. It was written in the second half of the nineteenth century and is agreed to be a classic from the whole world. 508 more words



I share a name with a Danish/French actress – Anna Karina (see my featured image!) who, I think, was given her stage name by Coco Chanel. 1,041 more words

How an inclination towards the music grew

‘The Bronze Horseman’ – St Petersburg, Russia

I thought I’d explain a little further how I got here. I think it’s worth sharing because it explains part of the buds of appreciation I’ve been harbouring for classical music. 362 more words

Classical Music

Viktorina Kapitonova and Filipe Portugal

Viktorina Kapitonova Викторина Капитонова as “Anna Karenina” and Filipe Portugal as “Alexej Karenin”, “Anna Karenina” choreography by Christian Spuck (based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy Лев Толстой), costumes by Emma Ryott, music by Rodion Shchedrin and performed by Philharmonia Zürich, Ballett Zürich… 54 more words


Tolstoy and how the unbeliever feels

If you have read this blog before, you will know that I am reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina because the insights it offers into the human soul are far more insightful than any academic paper. 215 more words


Down the TBR Hole #7: Books 61-70

I’m starting to get frustrated with myself.

On my one hand, I freaking love doing these. It feels so! good! to be able to clean out my TREMENDOUS “Want to Read” shelf over on Goodreads. 636 more words

Challenges And Tags