The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

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A vibrant translation of Tolstoy's most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace .

Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all told with the evocative power that was Tolstoy's alone. They include "The Prisoner of the Caucasus," inspired by Tolstoy's own experiences as a soldier in the Chechen War, "Hadji Murat," the novella Harold Bloom called "the best story in the world," "The Devil," a fascinating tale of sexual obsession, and the celebrated "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption.

Pevear and Volokhonsky's translation captures the richness, immediacy, and multiplicity of Tolstoy's language, and reveals the author as a passionate moral guide, an unflinching seeker of truth, and ultimately, a creator of enduring and universal art.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Vintage Classics ed
ISBN: 9780307388865
Branch Call Number: PG3366.A13 P47 2010x
Characteristics: xxi, 499 pages ; 21 cm


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Nov 25, 2018

Excellent translation of The Death of Ivan Ilyich.


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