Monday, April 2, 2007

Anna Karenina

written by Leo Tolstoy

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Not only do I have a great admiration for Mr. Tolstoy, but I now have a great admiration for his characters. Through life, tragedy befalls all of us. But never has it been told with such elegance. I adore this book. It will be one of those books that I will read over and over again. I will never outgrow it, I will never be bored of it. It is a beautiful piece of literature and I am so happy my husband convinced me it was worth reading.

Anna Karenina taught me what an accomplished storyteller does. I am inspired and disheartened all at once. This is what writing is meant to be.

4 comments:

elixir said...

I heartedly agree. I am still trying to convince my husbamd to read it. Such depth of understanding of the male and female expressions of humanness, and such a profound exploration of what makes or breaks a marriage. If I could ever write a page with a fraction of Tolstoy's girt I would consider myself a success.

sufferingsummer said...

I couldn't agree more with you and elixer. He has an ability to build a character that is so real you wonder if you have met them before. This book is one of my absolute favorite books ever. I started reading it in the 9th grade and have now come back to it so many times I can't even count. If Indy had been born a boy she would have been named Levin and it is no mistake that her name is Indy-ana. Glad you are blogging and I look forward to further pondering.

elixir said...

Sufferingsummer! We were contemplating the name Levin for this next little man. Andrew wasn't sold but I love it. I really hope you might have a boy someday and name him Levin.

meg said...

thanks ladies, to both of you...you have both inspired this blog, it is only fitting you are the two first commenters...here's to more blog-ments (that's comments for blogs)