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Анна КаренинаNovel I d read Count of Monte Cristo one summer when I was working day camps Les Miserable one summer when I was working at a residential camp and Shogun in one of my final summers of zero responsibility A summer shifting back and forth between Marc Antony in Julius Caesar and Pinch Antonio and the Nun which I played with great gusto impersonating Terry Jones in drag in Comedy of Errors or sitting at a pub in the mountains while I waited for the matinee to give way

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the evening show an ideal time to blaze through a big meaty classic I narrowed the field to two by Tolstoy War and Peace and Anna Karenina I chose the latter and was very ickly sorry I didI have never met such an nlikable bunch of bunsholes in my life m kayI admit itI am applying Mr Mackey s lesson You should see how much money I ve put in the vulgarity jar this past week Seriously I loathed them all and couldn t give a damn about their problems By the end of the first part I was longing for Anna to kill herself I d known the ending since I was a kid and if you didn t and I spoiled it for you sorry But how could you not know before now I wanted horrible things to happen to everyone I wanted Vronsky to die when his horse breaks its back I wanted everyone else to die of Vronsky to die when his horse breaks its back I wanted everyone else to die of like Nikolai And then I started thinking of how much fun it would be to rewrite this book with a mad Stalin cleansing the whole bunch of them and sending them to a Gulag in fact this book is the ltimate excuse for the October Revolution though I am not comparing Stalinism to Bolshevism If I d lived as a serf amongst this pack of idiots I d have supported the Bolshies without a second thoughtI found the book excruciating but I was locked in my life long need to finish ANY book I started It was a compulsion I had never been able to break and I had the time for it that summer I spent three months in the presence of powerful andor fun Shakespeare plays and contrasted those with a soul suckingly nenjoyable Tolstoy novel and then I couldn t escape because of my own head I told myself many things to get through it all I am missing the point Something s missing in translation I m in the wrong head space I point Something s missing in translation I m in the wrong head space I t have read it while I was living and breathing Shakespeare It will get better It never did Not for me I hated every m kaying page Then near the end of the summer while I was sitting in the tent a couple of hours from the matinee I remember it was Comedy of Errors because I was there early to set p the puppet theatre I finally had the momentary joy of Anna s suicide Ecstasy She was gone And I was almost free But then I wasn t free because I still had the final part of the novel to read and I needed to get ready for the show then after the show I was heading out to claim a campsite for an overnight before coming back for an evening show of Caesar I was worried I wouldn t have time to finish that day but I read pages whenever I found a free moment and it was looking good Come twilight I was through with the shows and back at camp with Erika and my little cousin Shaina The fire was innocently crackling Erika was making hot dogs with Shaina so I retreated to the tent and pushed through the rest of the book When it was over I emerged full of anger and bile and tossed the book onto the picnic table with disgust I sat in front of the fire eating my hot dogs and drinking beer and that s when the fire stopped being innocent I knew I needed to burn this book I couldn t do it at first I had to talk myself into it and I don t think I could have done it at all if Erika hadn t supported the decision She d lived through all of my complaining though and knew how much I hated the book and I am pretty sure she hated listening to my complaints almost as much So I looked at the book and the fire I ate marshmallows and spewed my disdain I san. N suurilla tunteillaan ja kaikenvoittavalla intohimollaan Lukijan silmien eteen avautuu mennyt maailma kaikessa loistossaan 1800 luvun pietari. ,

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840 Anna Karenina Anna Karenin Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger A complex novel in eight parts with than a dozen major characters it is spread over than 800 pages depending on the translation and publisher typically contained in two volumes It deals with themes of betrayal faith family marriage Imperial Russian society desire and rural vs city life The plot centers on an extramarital affair between Anna and dashing cavalry officer Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky that scandalizes the social circles of Saint Petersburg and forces the young lovers to flee to Italy in a search for happiness After they return to Russia their lives further nravelCharacters Princess Ekaterina Kitty Aleksandrovna Shcherbatskaya Anna Arkadyevna Karenina Count Aleksei Kirillovich Vronsky Konstantin Kostya Dmitrievitch Levin Prince Stepan Stiva Arkadyevitch Oblonsky 1985 1348 346 1378 1024 2 9644481127 1383 496 9649360166 1388 864 9789646552364 goodness me russians are dramatic and i wouldnt have it any other way tolstoy is a master character creator and although he is very skilled at conveying pre revolution life and society i have found much enjoyment in his characters shoutout to my boy levin than the plot that being said there is a certain complexity in tolstoys method of storytelling there isnt a clear resolution in sight for most of the novel so it left me eager to see what the characters would do and how the story would play outalso on a side note i am of the strong opinion that leo was on one when he chose the title for this 45 stars This is a book that I was actually dreading reading for ite some time It was on a 45 stars This is a book that I was actually dreading reading for La muralla verde uite some time It was on a of books that I d been working my way through and after seeing the size of it and the fact that War And Peace was voted 1 book to avoid reading I was reluctant to ever get started But am I glad that I didThis is a surprisingly fast moving interesting and easy to read novel The last of which I d of never believed could be true before reading it but you find yourself instantly engrossed in this kind of Russian soap opera filled with weird and intriguing characters The most notable theme is the way society overlooked mens affairs but frowned on womens this immediately created a bond between myself and Anna who is an extremely likeable character I thought it had an amazing balance of important meaning and light heartedness Let s just say it s given me some courage to maybe one day try out the dreaded War And Peace WARNING This is not a strict book review but rather a meta review of what reading this book led to in my life Please avoid reading this if you re looking for an in depth analysis of Anna Karenina Thanks I should also mention that there is a big spoiler in here in case you ve remainedntouched by cultural osmosis but you should read my review anyway to save yourself the troubleI grew The New Competition up believing like most ofs that burning books was something Nazis did though of course burning Disco records at Shea stadium was perfectly fine I believed that burning books was only a couple of steps down from burning people in ovens or that it was at least a step towards holocaustIf I heard the words burning books or book burning I saw Gestapo SS and SA marching around a mountainous bonfire of books in a menacingly lit suare It s a scary image an image of censorship of fear mongering of mind control an image of evil So I never imagined that I would become a book burner That all changed the day Anna Karenina that insufferable whiny pathetic pain in the ass finally jumped off the platform and killed herself That summer I was performing in Shakespeare in the Mountains and I knew I d have plenty of down time so it was a perfect summer to read another 1000 page. Anna Karenina ja Vronski kuuluvat maailmankirjallisuuden kuolemattomiin rakastavaisiin Leo Tolstoin väkevä suurromaani vetoaa yhä lukijoihi.
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G Beatles songs then went back to my rage and finally I just stood p and said M kay itI tossed it into the flames and watched that brick of a book slowly twist and char And Begin To Float Into The Night begin to float into the night The fire around the book blazed high for a good ten minutes the first minute of which was colored by the inks of the cover then It Tumbled Off Its Prop Log And Into The Heart tumbled off its prop log and into the heart the coals disappearing forever I cheered and danced and exorcised that book from my system I felt better I was cleansed of my communion with those whiny Russians And I vowed in that moment to never again allow myself to get locked into a book I couldn t stand it s still hard but I have put a few asideSince the burning of Anna Karenina there have been a few books that have followed it into the flames Some because I loved them and wanted to give them an appropriate pyre some because I loathed them and wanted to condemn them to the fire I don t see Nazis marching around the flames any either I see a clear mountain night I taste bad wine and hot dogs I hear wind forty feet p in the tops of the trees I smell the chemical pong of toxic ink and I feel the relief of never having to see Anna Karenina on my bookshelf again Whew I feel much better now In the beginning reading Anna Karenin can feel a little like visiting Paris for the first time You ve heard a lot about the place before you go Much of what you see from the bus you recognize from pictures and movies and books You can t help but think of the great writers and artists who have been here before you You expect to like it You want to like it But you don t want to feel like you have to like it You worry a little that you won t But after a few days you settle in and you feel the immensity of the place opening Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering. up all around you You keep having this experience of turning a corner and finding something beautiful that you hadn t been told to expect or catching sight of something familiar from a surprising angle You start to trust the abundance of the place and your anxieties that someone else will have eaten everythingp before your arrival relax Maybe that simile reveals about me than I d likeMy favorite discovery was the three or four chapters out of the book s 239 devoted to of all things scythe mowing chapters that become a celebratory meditation on physical labor When I read those chapters I felt temporarily cured of the need to have something happen and became as absorbed in the reading as the mowers are absorbed in their work Of course the book is about Anna and Vronsky and Levin and Kitty and Dolly and poor stupid Stepan Arkadyich It s about their love and courtship and friendship and pride and shame and jealousy and betrayal and forgiveness and about the instable variety of happiness and Children of the New World unhappiness But it s also about mowing the grass and arguing politics and hunting and working as a bureaucrat and raising children and dealing politely with tedious company To put it accurately it s about the way that the human mind or as Tolstoy sometimes says the human soul engages each of these experiences and tries tonderstand itself the world around it and the other souls that inhabit that world This book is not afraid to take The Oswald Reflection up any part of human life because it believes that human beings are infinitely interesting and infinitely worthy of compassion And what I found stirring the book s fearlessness extends to matters of religion Tolstoy takes his characters seriously enough to acknowledge that they have spiritual lives that are as nuanced and mysterious as their intellectual lives and their romantic lives I knew to expect this dimension of the book but I could not have known how encouraging it would be to dwell in it for so longIn the end this is a book about life written by a man who is profoundly in love with life Reading it makes me want to live. Laiset seurapiirit ratsastuskilpailut ja metsästysretket tuo ihana joutilaisuus jonkanenomaisessa verkkaisuudessa The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard uinuvat salatut tunnekuoh.