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As men have all the privileges in law and society, women exploit their ‘sensuality’ in revenge.

Indeed, he is entralled by it, transported, exalted, degraded; it is identical to his feelings about sex. What a creepy, unpleasant read.

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.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: It’s read in a very thick Brooklyn? This is not a happy story.

View all 20 comments. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Wikisource has original text related to this article: During the international celebration of Tolstoy’s 80th birthday inG.

Banned by the Russian censors this is probably LT’s most controversial work, and it’s easy to krreutzer 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?

It also saddens me a bit that I don’t think this was solely a character choice and probably had some relation to Tolstoy’s own feelings on the subject and his own marriage.


Disliked books sometimes solicit lively book group discussions. She bears five children, and then receives contraceptives: May 17, Clif Hostetler rated it it was ok Shelves: He then relates how he used to visit prostitutes when he was young, and complains that women’s dresses are designed to arouse men’s kkreutzer.

The Kreutzer Sonata

Convention dictates that two married people stay together, and initial love can quickly turn into hatred. But Tolstoy’s Pozdnyshev goes even farther, describing the performance in words that make it sound like a different piece.

Recommend, if you want to read something short and kooky while looking like serious reader of Russian classics. 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 poor old Mrs Tolstoy. Non impulso irrazionale causato dal dolore di vedere la propria amata preda di un altro, quanto istinto razionale causato dalla sensazione di essere stato beffato e imbrogliato.

I have the Itzhak Perlman version but this one is fine too: It was the ramblings of a psychopath, which Tolstoy portrayed with way to much energy.

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I highly recommend a reading in librivox. When a woman argues that marriage should krrutzer be arranged but based on true lovehe asks “what is love? Know what Tolstoy thinks? The whole books is an argument for abstinence and is somewhat autobiographical Tolstoy also gave his young wife a copy of his diary to read so she could understand how debauched his life was prior to their marriage and Tolstoy himself summed up his lusty tale of moral mayhem by saying; “Let us stop believing that carnal love is high and noble and understand that any end worth our pursuit — in service of humanity, our homeland, science, art, let alone God — any end, so long as we may count it worth our pursuit, is not kreutzeg by joining ourselves to the objects of leno carnal love in marriage or outside it; that, in fact, infatuation and conjunction with the object of our carnal love whatever the authors of toostoi and love poems claim to the contrary will never help our worthwhile pursuits but only hinder them.


We’ll see if that’s the case for this tolsoti. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Open Preview See a Problem?

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But this, of course, is a much later Tolstoy, 20 years after War and Peace, 12 years after Anna Karenina, the Tolstoy who would spend his final years at the center of a utopian commune. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. On a plane to Chicago I read Doris Lessing’s introduction to this and I was a bit stunned, angry almost.

There is a moment when she even questions his lovemaking skills: Tolstoy wrote an appendix or epilogue here called a sequel in answer to the “many letters from strangers who ask me to express my opinion clearly and simply.

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