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Kings are the slaves of history... They never die!

“Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate.

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"The Writer At Work"

Found this today via random poetry-related image searches: “The Writer At Work”–a series of comics at Cabanon Press by Tom Gauld and Simone Lia… 26 more words


Anna Karenina

“Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
(First publication: 1877 / This edition: Penguin Classics 2013)
Taken with french-pressed coffee and flowers Mom got for me :)
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Don't steal sweet rolls

I’ve started reading Anna Karenina again, after reading about 300 pages (out of 817)  two or three years ago. I knew from the start that I wasn’t ready for it. 549 more words

Realistic Fiction

Departure of a Grand Old Man (1912)

This Russian movie by Yakov Protazanov is more famous for the controversy it provoked than for its content. Leo Tolstoy’s widow sued the company for… 283 more words


How Much Land Does a Man Need? - by Leo Tolstoy

I bought a book, basically an anthology of short story by writers from around the world. The book has some amazing stories about which I might write later. 395 more words


Quote for the day - July 26

“As soon as the Ideal is put before mankind, all former ideals will fade away as the stars fade before the rising sun”.

Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom