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The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy

Book Overview: 

Kreutzer Sonata - The novella emphasizes Tolstoy's controversial view on sexuality, which asserts that physical desire is an obstacle to relations between men and women and may result in tragedy. The Kreutzer Sonata has been recognized as among the best examples of Tolstoy's art of storytelling.

Ivan the Fool - a fairy tale that offers children instruction in how to live rightly, simply, and generously. The story emphasizes the destructive aspects of materialism and militarism while idealizing manual labor and the peasant life.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Pouschkine's 'Little Feet,' with 'Venus and Phryne,' and you will see that woman is only a means of enjoyment. That is what she is at Trouba,* at Gratchevka, and in a court ball-room. And think of this diabolical trick: if she were a thing without moral value, it might be said that woman is a fine morsel; but, in the first place, these knights assure us that they adore woman (they adore her and look upon her, however, as a means of enjoyment), then all assure us that they esteem woman. Some give up their seats to her, pick up her handkerchief; others recognize in her a right to fill all offices, participate in government, etc., but, in spite of all that, the essential point remains the same. She is, she remains, an object of sensual desire, and she knows it. It is slavery, for slavery is nothing else than the utilization of the labor of some for the enjoyment of others. That slavery may not exist people must refuse to enjoy the labor of others, and look upon it as a shame. . . Read More

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cobpaltиЕ сочинЕ нии, Leo Tolstoy
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: پانزدهم ماه می سال 2009 م
عنوان: سونات کرویتسر و چند داستان دیگر؛ نویسنده: تولستوی؛ مترجم: سروش حبیبی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1388؛ در 604 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1389؛ شابک: 9789643625900؛ چاپ چهارم 1394؛ موضوع: داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان روسیه - سده 19 م
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"Love, marriage, family,—all lies, lies, lies."
- Leo Tolstoy, The Krutzer Sonata

First, let me start this review by stating I think Anna Karenina might just be a perfect novel. So, I love Tolstoy. War and Peace, also amazes me and easily belongs on the list of Great World Novels. But 'The Kreutzer So

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سعادت زناشویی
یکی از داستان های مورد علاقه ام در مورد عشق و ازدواج که یکی از دغدغه های خودمم بود و از میزان جذابیت و دلنشینی این داستان هر چی بگم کم گفتم و تمام وجودم موقع خوندن این داستان فریاد می زد که این خود خود دغدغه ای

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Sau "câteva motive pentru a-ţi ucide nevasta, explicate de însuşi ucigaşul".
Tolstoi a fost impardonabil de sincer pentru secolul său, așa că ajunge să ofenseze cu Sonata Kreutzer nu doar critica vremii sau pe pudibonzii ultraortodocşi ruşi, dar mai presus de toate, propria-i soţie.
Pe scurt, protagon

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