Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Kreutzer Sonata

Just finished reading Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata (in the original) - what a disappointment. Pity, because I've always enjoyed Tolstoy's fiction.

The language seems forced, the characters are one dimensional, like something out of a medieval allegory. The story was censored for its 'racy-ness' but frankly, I don't see anything revolutionary about it. Perhaps the ideas were truly novel one hundred years ago.


Blogger Miri said...

You read it in the original Russian?

August 16, 2010 1:06 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Yes, I did. Why?

August 16, 2010 4:39 PM  

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