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Крейцерова соната ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Крейцерова соната ✪ Author Leo Tolstoy – Thomashillier.co.uk When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his wife of having an affair with her music partner his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder Controversial upon publication in 1890 The Kreut When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his wife of having an affair with her music partner his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder Controversial upon publication in The Kreutzer Sonata illuminates Tolstoy’s then feverish Christian ideals his conflicts with lust and the hypocrisies of nineteenth century marriage and his thinking on the role of art and music in societyIn her Introduction Doris Lessing shows how relevant The Kreutzer Sonata is to our understanding of Tolstoy the artist as well as to feminism and literature This Modern Library Paperback Classic also contains Tolstoy’s Seuel to the Kruetzer Sonata.


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  1. Paquita Maria Sanchez Paquita Maria Sanchez says:

    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 All of that plot reveal is in the book's description spoiler markers This story isn't about that basic series of events but about a man's rationalization process concerning that uickly summarized back story so keep your dirty mouse clicks off of my review Have I forgotten myself or is this book incredibly well written? Can I love the arrangement of the words but detest their meaning? Apparently I am capable of divorcing myself from emotional readings of novels lectures which take the polar opposite position from mine concerning matters that are of the utmost importance to me notably that 1 Sex is a complex and often splendidly vile thing which manifests itself in broad shapes and forms and twists and turns and varying shades between gentleness and violence assuming all involved are consenting adults just workin' their way through the various urges springing from their beastly cranial stuffings I'm not here to judge man 2 That women and men are eual as human beings and that not everything a woman does in her daily life from getting an education to picking up a new hobby is directed specifically toward the goal of making as many men as possible swoon over her because she's an insecure manipulative cold hearted Child of Babylon I can't believe I even have to say that but there it is 3 That viewing something as sinful because the invisible pink unicorn says so and what's worse trying to force others to live their lives according to that set of fabricated principles is an ire inspiring sad state of affairs indeedKnow what Tolstoy thinks? Women are oppressed and instantly objectified by the very existence of sexuality so they lash out by flocking men around them via literally EVERYTHING they do Sex is evil if engaged in for pleasure even in marriage but women don't have to worry about that because they don't want sex anyway They just use those things in their front and that other thing in between their stilts to make up for being wronged by society Point of fact they hate sex Men love it because they are cursed with a love for it and many of the terrible things they do all the way down to murder can be explained by it alone sex The closest thing to un evil that a lady can do for herself that is sex related is have children within the bounds of marriage this is their sole reason for existing anyways right? AMIRIGHTFELLAS? then move on to raise them Anything else is double double toil and trouble The best a man can do is avoid that temptation as much as possible admit that all of his supposed love for a woman is purely the product of icky biological needs and perverse social conditioning and try to live an abstinent life Makes sense right? No it doesn'tNow I know it's dangerous to assume that an author actually believes what he says through a story's protagonist which is why I was benefit of the doubting the hell out of this novel and just allowing myself to be swept up in the insane ramblings of this awful specimen of human which Tolstoy constructed so remarkably well To illustrate any time someone makes a comment about how Nabokov must have been a pedophile to write Humbert and uilty so well I can feel my esophagus beginning to constrict my nails digging into my palms and a strong urge to have a drink or twenty However I suggest you read Tolstoy's follow up clarification of the meaning behind The Kreutzer Sonata Vague is the least appropriate word you could possibly use This is not just a character sketch of a damaged man this is a road map concerning how to live virtuously Tolstoy style and all the terrible things that will happen if you don't This is like Pat Roberts roid raging still all in love with god but hateful of the church itself It's nauseating really but the fact remains that there really are people out their who think this way That alone makes it worth writing about especially this beautifullyRegardless of the fact 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 a seriously fucking warped prick's mind There are also some beautiful musings on the infinite importance and changing powers of music to the mind of the listener; a gentle soul that Tolstoy Almost everything else that the narrator Pozdnyshev has to say has this intense guttural uality that hits in these never ending blasts of shrapnel My meaning this book is powerful It made me angry it fascinated me I couldn't stop reading it I mean try and imagine riding on a train seemingly the longest train ride ever and having Robert Blake suddenly sit next to you and in that creepy voice of his say Hello I'm Robert Blake and I'm here today to admit to all of you how I actually did commit the murder of my wife for which I was acuitted precisely how I did it and exactly why the bitch deserved it Gather round kids it's story time You would listen and not just because you're starstruck I definitely made it to the finish line and I'm stubbornly opinionated to the contrary of almost everything this book stands forAll that said if you really do get majorly upset by these topics and aren't prepared to just fall in with Tolstoy's maddening prose while suspending the realization that he pretty much means every word then reading this book could leave you with than a few blown fuses May I recommend Valium with a cup of warm tea beforehand or that you avoid this book like the plague? Gentle suggestions is allPlease keep in mind that this is my first experience with Tolstoy and that I fully intend to read other works by him I can see that he was an extremely gifted writer and mean no disrespect to his ardent fans All I'm saying is that I'm not real sure how well he and I would have gotten along discussing certain political and spiritual topics over drinks


  2. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    Plainly the only reason for reading Tolstoy's Kretzer Sonate is to be able to begin the review with The Kreutzer Sonate and to end the review with The Kreutzer SonateAs to the story I am disappointed for which I blame JanacekTo go back to the beginning lets imagine you are travelling on a train it is going to be a fairly long journey than a day I get on and sit opposite you and begin to tell you a boring story full of tiresome ideologies I had settled on reading Ms Appletree's Iron Curtainthe crushing of eastern Europe flicking through and reading a couple of pages of Ms Apfelbaum's book at or less random convinced me that it was likely to be a deeply silly tomeview spoiler in which case you may well ask why not just cut to the uick and read Mme Wolstonecraft instead? hide spoiler


  3. Mark André Mark André says:

    One of the best stories I have ever readWritten by one of the greatest story tellers A bold and authentic discussion of Lust Love Marriage Children Jealousy MadnessStrong stuff


  4. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    I read Doris Lessing's introduction to this and I was a bit stunned angry almost Why would a writer pen such a semi negative image of a book in her introduction I wondered A critiue yes but why write an introduction for it at all? There is a moment when she even uestions his lovemaking skills At some point one does have to ask if perhaps the trouble was really a simple one Tolstoy was no good in bed Whaaat? A bit personal no? And then I read the book Ehn ehn On a plane to Chicago I read At the Chicago Riverwalk flanked by pigeons I read At a teashop I read While waiting for my husband to end his day at a conference for lawyers I read And then I started to be angry at myself for choosing it I threw the book on the park bench kept walking turned around and came back for it It was small fit snugly into a small backpack seemed easy for travel so I chose it from my home library Ehn ehn silly mistake There I was in a different city no paperback to read a few books on Audible yes but it still wasn't the same Alas this is one I did not could not complete Tolstoy wrote this during the spiritual crisis that reshaped his life He was a rationalist and moralist and his views on marriage had become skewed He stopped writing until friends like Turgenev on his deathbed convinced him to keep writing Of course we're glad he did because we have possibilities like The Death of Ivan Ilych 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 Perhaps Tolstoy should have listened to his friend Chekhov when he told him he talked nonsense about female sexuality I just could not take another moment of Pozdnyshev's condescension even if at some points he had great insight about man's hypocrisy On to the next My next planned Tolstoy reread The Death of Ivan Ilych


  5. Fionnuala Fionnuala says:

    I was inspired to read this after finishing The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy because the theme of The Kreutzer Sonata seemed to closely mirror an episode Sofia described in which her husband became jealous of a musician friend of hers and of the hours they spent playing music together That real life connection gave the novella an extra relevance for me but otherwise I found it difficult to understand I think I prefer the Tolstoy of War and Peace and of Anna Karenina to the fundamentalist and intensely angry Tolstoy who wrote this novella However the work introduced me to Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata a wonderful piece of music which has become a favourite I have the Itzhak Perlman version but this one is fine too


  6. Loretta Loretta says:

    What a creepy unpleasant read Not what I expected from Tolstoy at all


  7. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    I wanted to run after him but remembered that it is ridiculous to run after one's wife's lover in one's socks; and I did not wish to be ridiculous but terribleTolstoy is to me without a doubt one of the greatest writers ever with Anna Karenina in my opinion his greatest work one of the greatest works ever He was also an accomplished short story writer as evidenced by for example the excellent “The Death of Ivan Illich” which I also re read this year Woody Allen made a film Love and Death based on his appreciation of Russian novelists and his observation that all great literature was basically about one or two subjects which are often intertwined love and death This novella fitsA man riding a train in hearing some discussion of love and marriage makes his confessionexplanation of why he killed his wife But it demands some background he says and a than a lot of annoying preaching about the evils of sexdesireadultery in the dissolution of society some of which mirrors Tolstoy’s own emerging conservative religious views But over time we get to the jealous rage that leads to the murder of his wife who had taken as a friend a fellow musician with whom she plays Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata which he claims ignites dangerous emotionshttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vCOGcCThis novella was published in 1886 some years after Anna Karenina In Anna he had intended to embody his denunciation of Moscow High Society materialism and moral dissolution but in the process Tolstoy ironically? Or of course? fell in love with his main character and she emerged Eliza Doolittle ishly a richly complex character than he had ever imagined Kreutzer is an example of later fictional work where of his moralizing comes into play his didacticism and though the story does make the main character come alive I didn’t find it ultimately convincing and less than sympathetic about human failings It feels almost mean spirited in depicting the crack pot murdererTolstoy later wrote to clarify his intentions 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 attained by joining ourselves to the objects of our carnal love in marriage or outside it; that in fact infatuation and conjunction with the object of our carnal love whatever the authors of romances and love poems claim to the contrary will never help our worthwhile pursuits but only hinder themBut he only muddies the water for me Why be opposed to desire altogether? I was raised in a very strict Calvinist environment and this feels very familiar to me He’s become almost anti humanist against love and the artsAnd yet for writing about sex and society America’s own favorite moralist and rough rider Teddy Roosevelt called Tolstoy a sexual moral pervert I don’t think so He writes well and sure sex is a problem with the divorce rate and porn and domestic abuse and sexual trafficking but I still wouldn’t start here with Tolstoy


  8. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    What happened to Tolstoy the jolly sensualist who liked getting his leg over? I know late 19th century Russia folks were struggling with sexuality problems and how to deal with human lust with minimum oppression misery and offence to God but this novella still shocked me At the time some even despised him forever over itBanned by the Russian censors this is probably LT's most controversial work and it's easy to see why even the most fraught relationship is unlikely to approach the crazy and deranged union described in Tolstoy’s story First published in 1891 only after the writer’s indefatigable wife Sonya – the very person who must have felt most humiliated by it – appealed to the Tsar Seldom if ever has such a crackpot polemic also proved to be as riveting a fiction Riveting yes but still it's not the same Tolstoy many have come to know and love 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 The crime becomes almost incidental as he rails against jealousy the evils of sexual love and the wiles of womenThe narrative is firmly rooted in Tolstoy's later in life anti sex opinions where he started to believe that sexual intimacy was actually the work of the devil where desire would only end in destruction His views could be seen as venomous encouraging repression and limiting the ecstasy people are able to gain from life and love He does raise thought provoking uestions on Christianity and marriage but the story itself was lacking a spark and didn't carry any of the old Tolstoy magic from other novels Although well written I found it a little depressing and the social issues he writes about is done in a rather cold manner Over all a decent enough read but it never left a lasting impression on me when comparing to some of his other work


  9. Asha Seth Asha Seth says:

    I am only wondering why I did not end up reading this earlier It's an excellent masterpiece of a work keeping aside all the criticisms reasons why this was banned in early 19th century etc This is a must read for allA novella that tells a lot about the kind of person the author was or perhaps maybe was not Review to follow


  10. Duane Duane says:

    Well that was disturbing Not what I was expecting from Tolstoy It was the ramblings of a psychopath which Tolstoy portrayed with way to much energy And I understand he used an actual event with his wife and a musician as the basis for this story Scary I don't know enough about Tolstoy to know his views on romance marriage sex etc to make judgement's but the views expressed and acted out by the protagonist were as I said at the beginning very disturbing


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