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Family in Anna Karenina

Alicia Vikander and Domnhall Gleason as Kitty and Levin in Joe Wright’s 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina, a fun, if unsuccessful reworking of Tolstoy’s novel. 1,685 more words

Episode eight - Happy New Year

The great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy wrote, ‘If you want to be happy, be’

As it’s the start of a new year I want to go back to some basics.

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Sergei Bondarchuk's visionary War and Peace (1966)

Bald Hills, one of many landscape scenes, where the Bolkonskii family lives

Marya (Antonina Shuranova) submits to her father, Prince Bolskonsky’s (Anatoli Ktorov)’s instructions in geometry… 3,558 more words

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Anna Karenina: Levin & Kitty


Leo Tolstoy wrote the multi-faceted novel, Anna Karenina as somewhat of a cautionary tale. The romance between Anna and her lover Vronsky was ill-fated from the start, yet since the novel was published, the passion between the two has been glorified as “true love.” Somehow committing adultery and abandoning your spouse and child and living in exile with a lover is romantic. 726 more words


Quote #55

I can do nothing, can begin nothing, can alter nothing; I hold myself in, I wait, inventing amusements for myself–the English family, writing, reading–but it’s all nothing but a sham, it’s all the same as morphine.

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy


Books Long Enough for Tea (a post about a lot of nothing)

One of the legendary sayings of C.S. Lewis is that he has never encountered a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit him. 1,457 more words

C.S. Lewis

Tolstoy Journal, January 11, 2017

I did not read 20 pp. of Tolstoy yesterday but early early this morn during my holy hour I read a big chunk of one of my “travel books,” … 793 more words

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