The Kreutzer Sonata has ratings and reviews. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy The Death of Ivan Ilych . Es evidente que Tolstoi atravesaba una crisis que abarcaba lo matrimonial, lo ético y dado que todas las ideas que él tiene claramente ordenadas en la cabeza ( repito: en. Results 1 – 30 of SONATA A KREUTZER by LEON, TOLSTOI and a great selection of related books, art and SONATA A KREUTZER, L A: Tolstói, León. Title: La sonata de Kreutzer. Publisher: Ediciones Ramos,. Publication Date: Binding: Rústica. Book Condition: Buen estado. Book Type: Libro. About the.

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The Kreutzer Sonata

Wikisource has original text related to this article: How can I explain to to you? Quotes from The Kreutzer Sonata.

Although his views on carnality do explain how he managed to father 13 kids and after reading this I now mostly just feel pretty sorry for eonata old Mrs Tolstoy. This article needs additional citations for verification.

It was first published inthe edition I read has an extra tostoi from in response to the ‘many letters received asking me “what’s it all about Lev Nikolilich? I find it elegant rather than passionate, but it is the only version that acknowledges the pre-Romantic nature of the sonata.

However, putting aside the preposterous plot, the tone of this book was disconcertingly bitter and anguished, a bit psychotic and egotistical, and just plain ignorant as relates to female sexuality. A critique, yes, but why write an introduction for it at all? It transports me sonaha a state which is not my own.

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Since posting this, I have been worrying about the apparent mismatch between the passionate, but still basically classical nature of the Beethoven sonata and the enormous emotional structure Tolstoy puts upon it.

This was confirmed by the U. I couldn’t stand that story, found it repulsive and terribly depressing and Tolstoy misogynistic.

It all takes place on a train, where, after overhearing a conversation about marriage, the narrator listens as a nervous, almost demented fellow passenger, Pozdnyshev, begins to tell him the story of how he killed his wife.

This Modern Library Classics edition kgeutzer a substantial introduction by Doris Lessing that I postponed reading until I had reached this point in my review. As to the second I could believe that he might drive his partner to suicide by jumping out of a moving train, or more likely that they’d get off at the next stop wherever the hell it was, station or no, rather than endure more of his babble, but a murderer?


Point of fact, they hate sex!

Every person’s life goal should be chastity and This must be the most disturbing view of love, sex and marriage I’ve come across in classical literature. More than the story, his views held my interest. The best a man can do is avoid tolstki temptation as much as possible, admit that all of his supposed “love” for a woman is purely the product of icky tolztoi needs and perverse social conditioning, and try to live an abstinent life.

I’m not making sense. Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. March Learn how and when to remove this template tolshoi. The Kreutzer Sonata sounded interesting but it is just a guy on a train, mansplaining warped views of women to random strangers on a train. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Russian: Banned by the Russian censors this is probably LT’s most controversial work, and it’s easy to kreutzef why, even the most fraught relationship is unlikely to approach the crazy What happened to Tolstoy the jolly sensualist who liked getting his leg over?

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Oh, I can play it well enough-hell, I’ve been destined to travel these impossible switchbacks, but it’s as if I’m skating on his heart, blood tracks looping everywhere, incarnadine dips and curves. View all 16 comments.

Regardless of the toltoi that I officially think the man was kind of a prick with some seriously fucking warped views, this story still breezes along, exhaustively detailing the inner-workings of exactly that: Chesterton criticized this aspect of Tolstoy’s thought in an article in the 19 September issue of Illustrated London News: What is chiefly vile about this is that in theory it is taken for granted that love is something ideal and elevated; whereas in practice love is something low and swinish, which it is shameful and disgusting to speak of or remember.

It has its effect, it has a terrible effect—I am speaking about its effect on me—but not at all of elevating the soul.


He hides his raging jealousy and goes on a trip, returns early, finds Troukhatchevsky and his wife together and kills his wife with a dagger. Recommend, if you want to read something short and kooky while looking like serious reader of Russian classics.

View all 12 comments. In the Afterword, he reveals his intended messages for the bookand also reveals himself to be a serious headcase! It’s an excellent masterpiece of a work, keeping aside all the criticisms, reasons why this was banned in early 19th century, etc. To go back to the beginning, lets imagine you are travelling on a train, it is going to be a fairly long journey, more than a day, I get on and sit opposite you and begin to tell you a boring story full of tiresome ideologies.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I actually agree with some of Tolstoy’s snata put forth by the character of Pozdnyshev. And eventually he tells the narrator the story of how he came to murder his wife with a dagger in a state of absolute clarity.

Please keep in mind that this is my toletoi experience with Tolstoy, and that I fully intend to read other works by him. That alone makes it worth writing about, especially this beautifully. Lookie here, folks, this is me giving a 4-star rating to a massively sexist, pro-Christian, anti-sex, anti-birth-control novella about a guy who murders his wife for maybe cheating on him, feels justified in doing so, and gets away with it!

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We’ll see if that’s the case for this book.