The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories Three of Tolstoy s most powerful and moving shorter works are brought together in this volume The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a masterly meditation on life and death recounting the physical decline and s

  • Title: The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy Rosemary Edmonds
  • ISBN: 9780140445084
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three of Tolstoy s most powerful and moving shorter works are brought together in this volume The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a masterly meditation on life and death, recounting the physical decline and spiritual awakening of a worldly, successful man who is faced with his own mortality Only in his last agonizing moments does Ivan Ilyich finally confront his true nature, aThree of Tolstoy s most powerful and moving shorter works are brought together in this volume The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a masterly meditation on life and death, recounting the physical decline and spiritual awakening of a worldly, successful man who is faced with his own mortality Only in his last agonizing moments does Ivan Ilyich finally confront his true nature, and gain the forgiveness of his wife and son for his cruelty towards them Happy Ever After, inspired by one of Tolstoy s own romantic entanglements, tells the story of a seventeen year old girl who marries her guardian twice her age And The Cossacks, the tale of a disenchanted young nobleman who seeks fulfillment amid the wild beauty of the Caucasus, was hailed by Turgenev as e finest and most perfect production of Russian literature Rosemary Edmonds classic translation fully captures the subtle nuances of Tolstoy s writing, and includes an introduction discussing the stories influences and contemporary reactions towards them.

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    1. 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 more 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 [...]

    2. ChronologyIntroduction & Notes, by Anthony BriggsFurther Reading--The Raid--The Woodfelling--Three Deaths--Polikushka--The Death of Ivan Ilyich--After the Ball--The Forged CouponNotes

    3. 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 [...]

    4. Tolstoy's thoughts on the inevitability of death and how living an authentic life of compassion and mutual support and love as opposed to artificial, self gratifying, pitilessness. Respice finem (consider the end)If I may plagiarise Charles Dickens Ivan Ilyich our main protagonist was dead to begin with. The story begins with his best friend Pyotr (Peter) Ivanovich and their colleges musing on how Ivan's death will affect their job prospects! The story is told for the most part from the perspect [...]

    5. 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 are underlined, I have reviewed separately – follow the link for the review)There are some definite repeated themes - namely sex, death and relig [...]

    6. خب، روی جلد کتاب نوشته شاهکارهای کوتاه(البته اگر "شاهکارک "هم میبود چندان جفایی نه در حق کتاب و نه در حق تولستوی نشده بود )ابتدا که سونات کرویتسر رو خوندم به نظرم خیلی جالب اومد و بعد که مرگ‌ ایوان ایلیچ تمام شد نظرم نسبت به داستان اول تقویت شد اما با خوندن "بابا سرگئی" هم سونات و [...]

    7. The story starts with the death of Ivan Ilyich how everyone want to take his position, then we'll read about his life, from studying law until his last breath.A miserable story indeed, I liked the part when he realized that he is dying, he started to review his life, and regretting some decisions at that part I came with a conclusion which I came by a few yrs ago: NEVER follow your society "seek that job, marry that person, buy this thing" this all bullshit, do what you think is suitable to you [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. 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 Karenin [...]

    10. After the tedium of How Much Land Does A Man Need, I approached this with caution. What a suprise to find a rather morbid but wonderfully written book that was such a stark contrast to the aforementioned book.The title story plus the other titled Three Deaths do not leave any doubt as to the stories contents so no chance of any spoilers. An enjoyable read.

    11. وعظي ديني. لكن لتولستوي اسلوب جاذب يمنعك من نسيان التفاصيل على كثرتها

    12. The stories in this collection are:Family Happiness (1859)The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886)The Kreutzer Sonata (1889)Master and Man (1895)

    13. :يحتوي هذا الكتاب على 6 روايات للعظيم ليو تولستويمصرع إيفان إيليتشيمهل ولا يهملمتى وجد الحب فثم وجه اللهالشيطانفي اعقاب الحفلة الراقصةالأب سيرغيهمصرع إيفان إيليتش: الألممصارعة الألميوميات الألم والمعاناةرواية عن يوميات الألم والمعاناة لمريض كان عزيزا فأصبح ذليلاكان قاضي [...]

    14. "Death of Ivan Ilych" is one of the best short stories I have ever read. In only about 100 pages, Tolstoy describes the facing of death by Ivan Ilych, who basically has lived as any other ordinary man. The story shows how once joyous and happy moments can seem worthless and fruitless moments when one is staring at death. Through this story, Tolstoy makes us look back to our life and look for anything extraordinary we have done. He makes us wonder whether doing everything that we think we "ought [...]

    15. This is a clear case of It's not you, it's me! I simply wasn't ready for this. When I couldn't participate in the War and Peace-readalong due to my busy schedule, I decided to compensate by reading a short story collection by Tolstoy instead. I thought it would be quick and fun. I couldn't have been more wrong. It turns out that Tolstoy is much more philosophical and political than I expected, and since I have no knowledge whatsover on Russian history and culture, it was extremely hard for me to [...]

    16. This contains 4 of Tolstoy's short stories, although all four are relatively long tales. I found them all a bit slow for my tastes but there is some very good stuff here that hits pretty hard. The first story is "Family Happiness," about a love affair developing between a young woman just coming of age and a considerably older man. It details the build up of passion in the relationship that then matures into a more long-term emotional bond. I found it quite good, although longer than necessary. [...]

    17. It's nice to be reminded every now and then that moralization can be used to make great literature, since our literature is so dominated by the idea that moralizing is always a flaw. Tolstoy appears to have been a natural at moralizing. Others will not doubt disagree, but I'm willing to argue that the best stories here are precisely those in which the moral of the story (or morality of the author) comes through most clearly: Ivan Ilyich, of course, but also The Kreutzer Sonata, The Devil, Master [...]

    18. Tolstoy keeps it so damn real. He tells it as it is. He describes life and death in such an excellent way that hasn't been done by any other writers that I've read before. He talks about love with both warm intimacy and brutal honesty, and not just romantic love, but also the love for God (I really like his particular ideal of Christianity, even though I myself am of no religion.), for goodness (His stories are like moral teachings.), and for fellow humans (He reminds us this again and again in [...]

    19. The story "The Death of Ivan Ilych" is one of my favorite stories ever written. Everything about it is so true. Tolstoy had that knack of speaking plain truth about subjects like death and war that we almost instinctively idealize for ourselves in our thoughts and writings, so that the simple truth, when we read it, hits us like a powerful revelation. This narrative of one man's journey from a busy, full middle class life into sickness and then his final slide into death is like death itself, bo [...]

    20. Each story is brilliant in its own way, but I would definitely recommend reading each story separately and not reading them one after another. I found that when I previously read the Kreutzer sonata I loved it because I could get into Tolstoy's story and philosophy completely whereas this time round I already had much to think on from the previous stories. I think each story says so much about human nature, relationships and who we are that to do them justice they need to be read individually.

    21. Shockingly not-good. Tolstoy's shorter works suffer from the utter lack of subtlety and nuance that make W&P and AK so memorable and beautiful. Indeed: most of the stories collected here are so severe and preachy that the reader might be excused for thinking he'd happened into some sort of bizarre seminary lecture. Wealthy and noble characters "fall" and get spiritual repeatedly. That's the dominating theme. People are oversexed and should abstain. Fiction should be artless and message-ful, [...]

    22. Non voglio dilungarmi troppo sulla capacità stilistica di Tolstòj: ci sono un sacco di saggi e di critici per quello. L'aspetto di questo libro su cui mi voglio soffermare è la potenza narrativa dell'opera, capace di farmi coinvolgere dai protagonisti di questi racconti come poche altre volte mi era successo.La morte di Ivàn Il'ic racconta dell'impotenza umana di fronte alla morte, quell'acerrima nemica che da sempre gli umani cercano di evitare fino all'ultimo. Nel primo capitolo un persona [...]

    23. موت إيفان إيلييتش ليو تولستويمجموعة من القصص القصيرة وهي أول مجموعة قصصية أقرأها لتولستوي. تتكون المجموعة القصصية من سبع قصص حيث تكون موت إيفان إيلييتش أكبرها.موت إيفان إيلييتش: تتحدث القصة بكل بساطة عن موت رئيس المحكمة إيفان إيلييتش ولا أخفي أنها أبكتني في صفحاتها الأخيرة [...]

    24. Tolstoy kept it very fucking real. I find that "the Russians" material is generally surprisingly relevant for this day and age, even as early as Turgenev, and this is no exception. The first story in this collection, Family Happiness, is a bit slow and maybe the least accessible of the bunch. Still, the topic of filial life is examined in an interesting, if slightly depressing way. Everything after is gold. The kreutzner sonata is dark and examines aspects of the female condition and the male ps [...]

    25. Family Happiness: Well-written but trite. Still a pleasant reading experience. Such a view of marriage is very depressing though.The Death of Ivan Ilych: Very thought-provoking, especially in the context of the literature of contemporary Russian intelligentsia. Easily the best of the bunch.The Kreutzer Sonata: Another story where somebody is a psychologically disturbed douchebag, and tries to redeem themselves by coming up with an extensive new system of morality that justifies their actions. Pe [...]

    26. "Ivan Ilyich", "Master and Man", and "Hadji Murat" are clearly the masterpieces in this collection of novellas and short stories. Terse, vigorous, they brim with the veracity of life. "Hadji Murat", as the American critic Harold Bloom points out, is basically Homer meets Hemingway and a blueprint for For Whom the Bell Tolls. Mmm."The Kreutzer Sonato" and "The Devil", on the other hand, showcase Tolstoy's bizarre misogyny. "Father Sergius" and "The Forged Coupon" are supposed to have some kind of [...]

    27. These stories conjure Tolstoy's both demons and beatitudes as shadow characters in his own grappled existence; his struggle large and small, low and high. They are men in mostly manly situations in life's conflicting roles and expectation. Men who control and lose it and find it again through absolution and giving over. Men who kill and are killed but live directly. Life is ever weighed according to ultimate meaning. Tolstoy can't laugh at life even when it confounds him and plays him a fool and [...]

    28. What a brutal read. The great Russian novelists had a way of attacking psychological phenomena without any frill or pretense. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" strips bare a typical, mundane life by methodically removing each meaningless layer until the reader is left with the same terrible realization of the protagonist: that there is nothing more than this.Tolstoy doesn't guide you toward any interpretation or offer a soothing moral. This is a story that treats death as starkly and unromantically as [...]

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