August 18, 2010

Literary Pick (****)

Married To Tolstoy -Cynthia Asquith


This was a pretty good book and for such a dated biography. I didn't expect it to be quite so candid. I had no idea the Tolstoy's lived in such emotional turmoil. I have a lot of sympathy and respect for Sonya Tolstoy and how difficult it must have been for her to live with a self-righteous literary genius.
Now I can see the emotion and agitation behind The Kreutzer Sonata and The Death of Ivan Ilych.
I'm looking forward to reading War and Peace this coming fall.


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