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Mountains and Valleys

“Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.”
― Leo Tolstoy


On Ivan Ilyich

ahamkara  Self-will, the ego mask, the principle in people which makes them feel separate from others.
— Diana Morrison, A Glossary of Sanskrit from The Spiritual Tradition of India… 1,183 more words

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Endings of Tolstoy’s Two Stories

Recently I read two Tolstoy’s stories. First is Alyosha the Pot. Aloysha is a modest and a few words worker. He never complained anything. He just worked hard and smiled when people scolded him. 187 more words


Book Review: Anna Karenina

I almost didn’t do a review for this book, because how do you review such a classic? I mean, not only is this book one of the greatest examples of Russian literature, it’s also an Oprah’s book club pick. 458 more words

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Reviews: 'Anna Karenina' by Leo Tolstoy and 'Some Prefer Nettles' by Junichiro Tanizaki

Three Marriages

According to a biographical note in my edition(the Modern Library Classics) of Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy originally entitled his novel Two Marriages. It’s apparent to anyone who have read at least up to 50 pages what these two marriages are: Anna Arkadyevna Karenina and Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin; Ekaterina “Kitty” Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya and Konstantin “Kostya” Dmitrievich Levin. 599 more words


Gwendoogle Part XCII - A Castle, a Specific Castaway, and a Prince in a Hoodie

Answers served with another round of book lovin’.

Kate Kearney searched: What do you want to see more of in fantasy fiction?
Teamwork. I’ve seen enough Chosen Ones, or even Chosen Ones and their Best Friends and Back-Up Dancers. 1,022 more words


A Short Digression While Discussing a Tolstoy Story

At McGurks I asked Siobhán, “Did I ever tell you about the ‘Meanwhiles?’”
“I don’t think so.”
“Back in the days and nights
When The Book of Mev… 155 more words

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