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Oct 29, Fionnuala added it Shelves: According to him, sex is vile and degrading, being sexually attracted to even one’s spouse is disgusting, having sex for any reason other than procreation is disgusting, women are disgusting objects of men’s disgusting desires.

I know he was undergoing some crisis then, faith and value, and that probably coloured some of his views. This is not a man indifferent to music. This article needs additional citations for verification. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays.

Anachronistic or not, the words that the composer speaks are taken almost verbatim from Tolstoy! Since posting this, Kreuzer have been worrying about the apparent mismatch between the passionate, but still basically classical nature of the Beethoven sonata and the enormous emotional structure Tolstoy puts upon it.

I think I prefer the Tolstoy of War and Peace and of Anna Karenina to the more fundamentalist and intensely angry Tolstoy who wrote this novella. His main argument was that even within marriage sex is immoral.

The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events krektzer up to his killing his wife: It was so full of bad emotions, disdain and hypocrisy and felt really wrong to me. During the international celebration of Tolstoy’s 80th birthday inG.

The main sojata has a narrator who may or may not be Tolstoy view spoiler [ probably not since the man doesn’t have a servant on hand to 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 interest in these questions because he murdered his wife in a fit of jealousy, he was acquitted by a jury of his peers on the grounds of the supposed adultery of his wife.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Write a customer review. Disliked books sometimes solicit lively book group discussions. That sonata is a terrible thing.

We’ll see if that’s the case for this book. He advocates an interpretation of Christianity that rejects the pharisaical rules of marriage, instead advocating a different kind of free love, one that rejects the physical component entirely.

Dec 26, Steven Godin rated it liked it Shelves: You leln know it? But spouse abuse and murder still occur today, so maybe the articulation of anger expressed in this fictional imagination is a reflection of the sort of thoughts those people go through. A copy of The Kreutzer Sonata also functions as a major plot device.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s an excellent masterpiece of a work, keeping aside kreuttzer the criticisms, reasons why this was banned in early 19th century, etc. Countering the argument that widespread abstinence would lead to a cessation of the human race, he describes chastity as an ideal that provides guidance and direction, not as a firm rule.

Don’t let your wife play musical instruments with another man 4. May 05, Jenny Reading Envy rated it did not like it Shelves: 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: What is chiefly vile about this is ireutzer in theory it is taken for granted that love is something ideal and elevated; whereas in practice sonxta is something low and swinish, which it is shameful and disgusting to speak of or tolsfoi.


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 Kreutzer Sonata

View all 5 comments. He hates the medical profession for enabling contraception. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The first three-quarters of this trailer involves three principal dancers with the violinist and pianist playing onstage.

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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 kretzer center of a utopian commune. A Russian film compilation that combines a concert performance of the sonata by Grigory Feygin and Lubov Timofeyeva with a variety of old black-and-white footage, some but no means all of which seems to come from earlier filmed versions of the Tolstoy.

Tolstoy wrote an appendix or epilogue here called a sequel in answer to the “many letters from strangers who sonatta me to express my opinion clearly and simply. Kids are the worst. Alas, this is one I did not, could not complete. As in The Death of Ivan Ilych the story ends yet blisters and burns on within my chest leaving me to smolder.

Some of these include: This story isn’t about that basic series of events, but about a man’s rationalization process concerning that quickly-summarized back-story, so keep your dirty mouse-clicks off of kreuzer 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!