The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories



The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories Hailed As One Of The World S Supreme Masterpieces On The Subject Of Death And Dying, The Death Of Ivan Ilyich Is The Story Of A Worldly Careerist, A High Court Judge Who Has Never Given The Inevitability Of His Death So Much As A Passing Thought But One Day Death Announces Itself To Him, And To His Shocked Surprise He Is Brought Face To Face With His Own Mortality How, Tolstoy Asks, Does An Unreflective Man Confront His One And Only Moment Of Truth This Short Novel Was The Artistic Culmination Of A Profound Spiritual Crisis In Tolstoy S Life, A Nine Year Period Following The Publication Of Anna Karenina During Which He Wrote Not A Word Of Fiction A Thoroughly Absorbing And, At Times, Terrifying Glimpse Into The Abyss Of Death, It Is Also A Strong Testament To The Possibility Of Finding Spiritual Salvation.

commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world s greatest novelists Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho pacifist His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

[Epub] The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories  By Leo Tolstoy – Oldtimertips.us
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • English
  • 08 March 2017
  • 9780451525086

10 thoughts on “The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories

  1. brian says:

    you re all excited about someone new only to discover that the beatles are their all time favorite band the most popular pop rock band of all time, wildly innovative, probably wrote great songs than any other band but your all time favorite band dullsville.which is why i m hesitant to call out tolstoy as my favorite writer but he just might be at the very least he s sitting at the head of the table with genet borges orwell and the other usual suspects i know it because when i popped into the store and saw this gorgeous new hardback of short stories by badass translators pevear volokhonsky, well, it took all i had not to rub up against it in the store waited till i got in the car and dry humped the shit outta this beautiful bitch greatest hits of stories in here ivan ilyich love me do terrific if slightly overrated the kreutzer sonata happiness is a warm gun fucking great master and man blackbird i cry the dev...

  2. Sumati says:

    The story of Ivan Ilyich was like wine it goes down smoothly, but leaves a biting, succulent and lasting impression The book is a deep and moving scrutiny of loss and absolution, in which the writer explores the dichotomy between the artificial and the authentic life This book is probably the best account of the physiological and psychological panic, a man feels when so close to his own death Ivan Ilych s life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible Ivan Ilyich is the story of a respected, gregarious and a healthy middle aged court justice who suddenly sickens and dies He leaves behind a wife a woman Ivan disliked , two grown up children, and a few startled friends acquaintances whose reaction to his death range from better him than me to how will this affect my career prospects The novella examines the reactions of the wife, children and friends at Ivan s funeral, but the bulk of the story summarizes Ivan s life and his battle with death I ll probably get Shtabel s or Vinnikov s job now, thought Fyodor Vasilyevich also I ll have to request a transfer from Kaluga for my brother in law now, thought Pyotr Ivanovich the wife will be delighted And now she won t be able to say I ve never done anything for my relatives At the beginning of the book, Ivan s death is announced,the effects of which are clearly seen amongst the colleagues Who are...

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  4. Nick says:

    What a great collection of Tolstoy s shorter fiction Here are my star ratings for each story novella The prisoner of the Caucasus 5The diary of a madman 3.5The death of Ivan Ilyich 5The Kreutzer sonata 5The devil 4 Master and man 4.5Father Sergius 5After the ball 3.5The forged coupon 3Alyosha th...

  5. Viv JM says:

    My edition of The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories was the Vintage book, translated by Pevear and Volhokonsky It contains the following stories The Death of Ivan IlychThe Prisoner of the CaucasusThe Diary of a MadmanThe Kreutzer SonataThe DevilMaster and ManFather SergiusAfter the BallThe Forged CouponAlyosha the PotHadji Murat those that a...

  6. Scriptor Ignotus says:

    I have something to say, which, for lovers of literature, might be borderline blasphemous I read Tolstoy, and and He s okay Just okay He didn t rock my world He didn t change my life His prose is good, but not magnificent his characters are relatable, but not unforgettable his stories are interesting, but not quite compelling I didn t come away from these stories convinced, as so many are, that Tolstoy is the greatest writer who ever lived In fact, of the four great Russian writers I recall having read Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, and Lermontov I would put Tolstoy in third place, in front of Turgenev, with Lermontov marginally better than him and Dostoyevsky leagues ahead of anyone else Granted, I am a Dostoyevsky fanboy, and I haven t read Tolstoy s two great novels Anna Karenina and War and Peace Maybe if I read either of those works, my tune would change dramatically, and I d be embarrassed for having written this review Maybe I m just a Philistine But I m a Philistine who calls them like he sees them There s an interesting variety to the stories in my edition There are war stories, like The Prisoner of the Caucasus and Hadji Murat there are meditations on death the fi...

  7. Ian D says:

    5 4 3.5 4 O 4.5 M.O 4.2 Tolstoy , , , , , , , , , Tolstoy Lev Nikolayevich .

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  9. Michael says:

    Ivan Ilych s life revolved around his career as a high court judge he takes his job very seriously However after he falls off a ladder, he soon discovers that he is going to die The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a novella that deals with the meaning of life in the face of death A masterpiece for Leo Tolstoy written after his religious conversion in the late 1870s.Something that was fascinating about The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the drastic change in writing style when comparing it to Anna Karenina and War and Peace I am not just referring to the length, but that does play a big part I have read somewhere that Tolstoy intentionally made Anna Karenina and War and Peace so long because he wanted to replicate life and the journey the characters face Allowing the reader to experience every decision and moral dilemma that the character is facing, exploring the growth or evolution of each and every person within the novels.The Death of Ivan Ilyich takes a focused approach, dealing with major questions revolving around the meaning of life, death and spirituality Leo ...

  10. Bryan "Blackadder" says:

    Fantastic collection of stories, including The Death of Ivan Ilyich, The Kreutzer Sonata, and Hadji Murat among others Generally, I find it hard to rate a single author short stor...

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