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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: Thanks for telling us about the problem. See 1 question about The Kreutzer Sonata….

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The connection in the Tolstoy story is to the music teacher in the story. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Music in general is a terrible thing. That real life connection gave the novella an extra relevance for me but otherwise I found it difficult to understand.

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

Why would a writer pen such a semi negative image of a book in her introduction, I wondered. Beethoven only dedicated it to one Kreutzer a famous violinist of his day. But this directness, in my opinion, made the reading all the more uncomfortable, and that i This was a disturbing read.


It also saddens me a bit that I don’t think this was solely a character choice and probably had some relation to Tolstoy’s own feelings on the subject and his own marriage.

The Kreutzer Sonata

Oct 29, Fionnuala added it Shelves: As the story builds to its conclusion, we see how unprovoked jealousy can consume a person entirely, and destroy a relationship that is based on proprietorship. It’s read in a very thick Brooklyn? March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

View all 3 comments. Countering the argument sonaya 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. Chesterton criticized this aspect of Tolstoy’s thought in an article in the 19 September issue of Illustrated London News: Humans have sex even when pregnant which is against nature. Gather round, kids, it’s story-time! However, I really prefer the Tolstoy who wrote Anna Karenina, when he was more balanced and happy.

Jun 30, Stephen P rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

The Kreutzer Sonata has been adapted for film well over a dozen times. And then I started to be angry at myself for choosing it.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Indeed, he is entralled by it, transported, exalted, degraded; it is identical to his feelings about sex. Now, 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.

What a creepy, unpleasant read. I don’t recommend this book to anybody. Gentle suggestions, is all. Otlstoi the Home Gift Guide. In a comment elsewhere, a Goodreads friend makes the joke that, when it comes to the Kreutzer Sonata, she “prefers Beethoven’s version.

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 the center of a utopian commune. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

They are listed in order of conception; the times are those of the given excerpt.