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Return to Book Page. The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy. 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. In her Introduction, Doris Lessing shows how relevant The Kreutzer Lson is to our understanding of Tolstoy the artist, as well as to feminism and literature. Paperbackpages. Published September 9th by Modern Library first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions sinata The Kreutzer Sonataplease sign up. Does anyone out there feel like writing a story inspired by a string quartet by Leos Janacek there should be accents over the s, the a, and the c? I ask out of sheer devilment because: Galicius Part of the answer to your question: Beethoven only dedicated it to one Kreutzer a famous violinist of his day.
The connection in the Tolstoy story is …more Part of the answer to your question: The connection in the Tolstoy story is to the music teacher in the story.
I highly recommend a reading in librivox. It’s read in a very thick Brooklyn? See 1 question about The Kreutzer Sonata…. Lists with This Book.
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Feb 09, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it really liked it Shelves: Lookie here, folks, this is me giving a 4-star rating to a sonara sexist, pro-Christian, anti-sex, anti-birth-control novella about lepn 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 quickly-summarized back-story, ,a keep your dirty mouse-clicks off of my revi 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!
This story isn’t about that basic series of events, but about a man’s rationalization process concerning that quickly-summarized back-story, so sohata 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 kreutzzer judge, man. I can’t believe I even have to say that, but there it is. Know what Tolstoy thinks? 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: 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?
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.
Now, I know it’s dangerous to assume that an author actually believes what he says through a story’s tolstio, 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 Quilty 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.
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However, I suggest you read Tolstoy’s follow-up clarification of the meaning behind The Kreutzer Sonata. 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. Tolsti is kerutzer 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 beautifully. Regardless 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: 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 quality that hits in these never-ending blasts of shrapnel. 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 everand 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 acquitted, precisely how I did it, and exactly why the bitch deserved it. Gather round, kids, it’s story-time!
I definitely made it to the finish line, and I’m stubbornly opinionated to the contrary of almost everything this book stands for. All 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 more 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 all. Please 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.
View all 24 comments. Yo personalmente percibo eso. Son este tipo de libros los que hacen que un grande como Leo Tolstoy tenga la vigencia que se merece: View all 16 comments. As to the story I am disappointed, for which I blame Janacek.
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To go back to the beginning, lets imagine you are travelling on a train, it is going yolstoi 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. I had settled on reading Ms Appletree’s Iron Curtain: As short stories go it is a bit complicated in its structure. It was first published inthe edition I read has an extra section from in response to the ‘many letters received asking me “what’s it all about Lev Nikolilich?
The main story has a narrator kreuter may or may not be Tolstoy view spoiler [ kreutzee not rkeutzer the man doesn’t have a servant on hand ttolstoi take care of his needs hide spoiler ] travelling on a long train journey, one of the other passengers is a somewhat nervous and agitated fellow eager to share his opinions on love and the relative positions of men and women in society, it emerges he has a special lla in these questions because he murdered his wife in a fit of jealousy, he was acquitted by a sknata of his peers on the grounds of the supposed adultery of his wife.
And eventually he tells the narrator the story of how kkreutzer came to murder his wife kfeutzer a dagger in a state of absolute clarity. I suppose my disappointment is twofold, since as a biased and limited person that I am I would have two at least expectations from the above, that the author through their literary skill puts me in a position in which I experience that state of passion and am myself a vicarious murderer since through literature we can get to live the lives that to our own good fortune we never get to live and can with Lleon Johnson say upon seeing the condemned man on the way to the gallows there but for the Grace of God or historical materialism,fate, accumulated Karma, or luck go I secondly that I believe the character in the story is capable of being a murderer.
As to the first I was left feeling that the story teller was simply silly, perhaps in need of a thick ear, or having his head plunged repeatedly into a barrel of cold water. 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? Anyhow, the good Count in decided to rescue all literate humanity and tell all of us fools that the entire point of everything is that one must be a vegetarian and be celibate.
Otherwise you end up stabbing your wife repeatedly through her corset with a dagger obviously.
Reading the details of the murderer’s narration – largely drawn from Tolstoy’s own life, pre-marital vigorous indulgence in prostitutes, marriage, frequent sex with the young peasant women of his estate, children, his wife’s difficulty in breast feeding their first born, I wondered given his combination of disgust at sexual expression between men and women coupled with unrelenting intercourse with a volcanic sexual drive, if maybe homosexuality might have suited him better?
Then again that would probably have simply given him a completely new set of complexities and problems. I recall that there was in the backwoods of Russia a sect that practised castration view spoiler [ the Skoptsyseriously fiction has nothing on life hide spoiler ]Tilstoi don’t know why, perhaps having observed that you can make a bull into an ox and a cockerel into a capon that by analogy perhaps they thought by the same means to make man into superman?
Well Tolstoy is what he is, from the Janacek I had constructed a different story in my imagination, a narrator noticing exchanged glances, lingering touches, and his increasingly intense reactions to these, but that isn’t the story he wants to tell, or maybe preach. The change from Anna Karenina to Kreutzer Sonata is remarkable, even regressive – less emotionally wide ranging, even weirder despite common elements view spoiler [ adultery, opium, trains, and after doing some sawing in the garden I recalled the obvious one: Anyway, having finished I’m all the more amused by the Janacek connection given his own irrepressible adultery, which in a manner of speaking led to his death view spoiler [ he had a fatal heart attack ,eon in a position of considerable intimacy with a young lady who was not his wife hide spoiler ].
View all 14 comments. Jan 21, Cheryl added it Shelves: I read Doris Lessing’s introduction to this and I sojata a bit stunned, angry almost.
Why would a writer pen such a semi negative image of a book in her introduction, I wondered. A critique, yes, but why write an introduction for it at all? There is a moment when she even questions his lovemaking skills: Tolstoy was no good in bed.
A bit personal, no? And then I read the book. On a plane to Chicago I read Doris Lessing’s introduction to this and I was a bit stunned, angry almost. 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.