The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Sheba Blake Publishing
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN: 3961897123
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilych Book Excerpt:

The Death of Ivan Ilyich, first published in 1886, is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, considered one of the masterpieces of his late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870s. "Usually classed among the best examples of the novella", The Death of Ivan Ilyich tells the story of a high-court judge, and his sufferings and death from a terminal illness in 19th-century Russia. Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible". Like everyone he knows, he spends his life climbing the social ladder. Enduring marriage to a woman whom he often finds too demanding, he works his way up to be a magistrate, thanks to the influence he has over a friend who has just been promoted, focusing more on his work as his family life becomes less tolerable. While hanging curtains for his new home one day, he falls awkwardly and hurts his side. Though he does not think much of it at first, he begins to suffer from a pain in his side. As his discomfort grows, his behavior towards his family becomes more irritable. His wife finally insists that he visit a physician. The physician cannot pinpoint the source of his malady, but soon it becomes clear that his condition is terminal. Confronted with his diagnosis, Ivan attempts every remedy he can to obtain a cure for his worsening situation until the pain grows so intense he is forced to cease working and spend the remainder of his days in bed. Here, he is brought face to face with his mortality, and realizes that although he knows of it, he does not truly grasp it. During the long and painful process of death, Ivan dwells on the idea that he does not deserve his suffering because he has lived rightly. If he had not lived a good life, there could be a reason for his pain; but he has, so pain and death must be arbitrary and senseless.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Author: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011-04
ISBN: 9781907661631
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich Book Excerpt:

Leo Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich begins shortly after Ivan Ilyich's death. A small group of legal professionals, court members, and a private prosecutor have gathered in a private room within the Law Courts, and while looking through a newspaper one of them reads the following; "Praskovya Fedorovna Golovina, with profound sorrow, informs relatives and friends of the demise of her beloved husband Ivan Ilyich Golovin, Member of the Court of Justice, which occurred on February the 4th of this year 1882. The funeral will take place on Friday at one o'clock in the afternoon." Immediately members of the group begin to think how Ilyich's passing will affect their positions and status; They thank God it didn't happen to them and ponder on the implications of how they might benefit from their colleagues demise, each one of them oblivious of the fact that death will come to them all. - The story takes us back and we see Ivan Ilyich in the prime of his life. He has studied law and is now a judge. He performs his work with a cold discipline and he is a social climber who has become devoid of emotion. He lacks empathy and any concern for his fellow man, seeking only to reach the top where he can look down upon his peers. One day Ivan has a fall whilst decorating his new house. He sustains an injury and although he doesn't know it, the injury will cause him to become ill and he will die as a result. During his illness he becomes bad tempered and bitter and refuses to believe he is coming to the end of his life. He gets little sympathy from his family and his only solace are his conversations with Gerasim, a peasant who stays by his bed and gives him honesty and kindness. Reflecting on his current situation and his past life Ivan's worldview begins to change. He realizes the higher he climbed in his noble profession the more unhappy he became, and looking back he realizes how meaningless his life had been. Slowly Ivan comes to term with his immanent death and finally he sees the light. He begins to feel sorry for those about him busying themselves living a life of habit unable to see how artificial their existence is and that they are not living a good life at all. Finally after his illumination he dies in a moment of exquisite happiness. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is Tolstoy's attack on the smug satisfaction of a middle and upper class population, who in his mind live artificial meaningless lives, lives of separateness unaware of their creator and what lies before them after death. Tolstoy's critic Vladimir Nabokov summed it up when he wrote; "The Tolstoyan formula is: Ivan lived a bad life and since the bad life is nothing but the death of the soul, then Ivan lived a living death; and since beyond death is God's living light, then Ivan died into a new life - Life with a capital L."

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199669880
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

"No one pitied him as he would have liked to be pitied." As Ivan Ilyich lies dying he begins to re-evaluate his life, searching for meaning that will make sense of his sufferings. In "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" and the other works in this volume, Tolstoy conjures characters who, tested to the limit, reveal glorious and unexpected reserves of courage or baseness of a near inhuman kind. Two vivid parables and "The Forged Coupon", a tale of criminality, explore class relations after the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the connection between an ethical life and worldly issues. In "Master and Workman" Tolstoy creates one of his most gripping dramas about human relationships put to the test in an extreme situation. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" is an existential masterpiece, a biting satire that recounts with extraordinary power the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. In his Introduction Andrew Kahn explores Tolstoy's moral concerns and the stylistic features of these late stories, sensitively translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN: 0141912456
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

This edition includes: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Happy Ever After, and The Cossacks. Mortality was one of Tolstoy's most persistent themes, and all of the stories in this volume are connected by this preoccupation, along with the author's simultaneous attempt to help us improve our lives.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781840224535
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

Tolstoy wrote many masterly short stories, and this volume contains four of the longest and best in distinguished translations that have stood the test of time.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003-09-30
ISBN: 1588363376
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man Book Excerpt:

This new edition combines Tolstoy’s most famous short tale, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, with a less well known but equally brilliant gem, Master and Man, both newly translated by Ann Pasternak Slater. Both stories confront death and the process of dying: In Ivan Ilyich, a bureaucrat looks back over his life, which suddenly seems meaningless and wasteful, while in Master and Man, a landowner and servant must each confront the value of the other as they brave a devastating snowstorm. The quintessential Tolstoyan themes of mortality, spiritual redemption, and life’s meaning are nowhere more movingly and deftly explored than in these two tales. This unique edition also includes a critical Introduction and extensive notes by Ann Pasternak Slater, a Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-12-30
ISBN: 1770486542
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich Book Excerpt:

This edition brings together Tolstoy’s 1886 masterpiece and several shorter works that connect with it in thought-provoking ways. The stories are accompanied by a fascinating selection of contextual materials, including nineteenth-century reviews, excerpts from Tolstoy’s letters concerning death, excerpts from a pamphlet he wrote after witnessing the slaughtering of livestock, and a portfolio of relevant photographs. As well as crafting fresh translations both of the stories themselves and of the background materials, Kirsten Lodge has provided an illuminating introduction and helpful annotations.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN: 0871407345
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession Book Excerpt:

“Over the past hundred years we have had numerous versions . . . of [Tolstoy’s] major works. This volume, however, is arguably the best so far.” —Times Literary Supplement In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson completed these new translations of The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession before he succumbed to cancer in January 2013. Carson, the eminent British publisher, editor, and translator who, in the words of his author Mary Beard, “had probably more influence on the literary landscape of [England] over the past fifty years than any other single person,” must have seen the irony of translating Ilyich, Tolstoy’s profound meditation on death and loss, “but he pressed on regardless, apparently refusing to be distracted by the parallel of literature and life.” In Carson’s shimmering prose, these two transcendent works are presented in their most faithful rendering in English. Unlike so many previous translations that have tried to smooth out Tolstoy’s rough edges, Carson presents a translation that captures the verisimilitude and psychological realism of the original Russian text.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy,Louise Shanks Maude
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2008-07
ISBN: 9781600964336
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich Book Excerpt:

By the time he dies, Ivan Ilych has come to understand the worthlessness of his life. Paradoxically, this elevates him above the common man, who avoids the reality of death and the effort it takes to make life worthwhile. In Tolstoy's own words, "Ivan Ilyich's life had been . . . most ordinary and therefore most terrible." Newly designed and typeset in a modern 5.5-by-8.5-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Author: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 1828-1910 Gra,Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2009-03-14
ISBN: 1442942223
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich Book Excerpt:

Tolstoy wrote The Death of Ivan Ilyich. (1886) while emerging from the intense spiritual struggle that led to his conversion to Christianity. The novella was hailed by intellectuals such as Gandhi and Vladimir Nabokov. Ivan Ilych Golovin, is a high-court judge in St. Petersburg facing the threat of a terminal disease and the worthlessness of his past life. Tolstoy depicts the protagonist rising to spiritual heights as his health continuously declines.

EngLits the Death of Ivan Ilyich pdf

EngLits the Death of Ivan Ilyich  pdf
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: InterLingua Publishing
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2006-10
ISBN: 1602991413
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EngLits the Death of Ivan Ilyich pdf Book Excerpt:

The Kreutzer Sonata The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Kreutzer Sonata   The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2019-12-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kreutzer Sonata The Death of Ivan Ilyich Book Excerpt:

Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible". Like everyone he knows, he spends his life climbing the social ladder. Enduring marriage to a woman whom he often finds too demanding, he works his way up to be a magistrate. While hanging curtains for his new home one day, he falls awkwardly and hurts his side. Though he does not think much of it at first, he begins to suffer from a pain in his side. As his discomfort grows, his behavior towards his family becomes more irritable. "The Kreutzer Sonata" is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife: in his analysis, the root causes for the deed were the "animal excesses" and "swinish connection" governing the relation between the sexes.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich The Kreutzer Sonata

The Death of Ivan Ilyich   The Kreutzer Sonata
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich The Kreutzer Sonata Book Excerpt:

"The Death of Ivan Ilyich" – Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible". Like everyone he knows, he spends his life climbing the social ladder. Enduring marriage to a woman whom he often finds too demanding, he works his way up to be a magistrate. While hanging curtains for his new home one day, he falls awkwardly and hurts his side. Though he does not think much of it at first, he begins to suffer from a pain in his side. As his discomfort grows, his behavior towards his family becomes more irritable. "The Kreutzer Sonata" is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife: in his analysis, the root causes for the deed were the "animal excesses" and "swinish connection" governing the relation between the sexes.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2004-08-10
ISBN: 0375760997
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man Book Excerpt:

This new edition combines Tolstoy’s most famous short tale, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, with a less well known but equally brilliant gem, Master and Man, both newly translated by Ann Pasternak Slater. Both stories confront death and the process of dying: In Ivan Ilyich, a bureaucrat looks back over his life, which suddenly seems meaningless and wasteful, while in Master and Man, a landowner and servant must each confront the value of the other as they brave a devastating snowstorm. The quintessential Tolstoyan themes of mortality, spiritual redemption, and life’s meaning are nowhere more movingly and deftly explored than in these two tales. This unique edition also includes a critical Introduction and extensive notes by Ann Pasternak Slater, a Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN: 0871404265
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession Book Excerpt:

In "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," a middle-aged judge falls gravely ill and is shinned by his materialistic family; and in "Confession," Tolstoy charts his own religious evolution from his rejection of the Orthodox Church to his embrace of spirituality.

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych
Author: Aylmer Maude,Lev Tolstoy
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2019-03
ISBN: 9781798500620
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilych Book Excerpt:

Complete and unabridged edition. First published in 1886.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich New Translation

The Death of Ivan Ilyich  New Translation
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Alma Classics
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-12-15
ISBN: 1847493637
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich New Translation Book Excerpt:

One of the most exquisitely constructed novellas by Tolstoy is presented alongsideThe Devil, a further work exploring the powerful and destructive nature of obsessionThe judge Ivan Ilyich Golovin has spent his life in the pursuit of wealth and status, devoting himself obsessively to work and often neglecting his family in the process. When, after a small accident, he fails to make the expected recovery, it gradually becomes clear that he is soon to die. Ivan Ilyich then starts to question the futility and barrenness of his previous existence, realizing to his horror, as he grapples with the meaning of life and death, that he is totally alone. Includes pictures and an extensive section on Tolstoy's life and works.

The Death of Ivan Ilich An Electronic Study Edition of the Russian Text

 The Death of Ivan Ilich   An Electronic Study Edition of the Russian Text
Author: Gary R. Jahn
Publsiher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2020-12-31
ISBN: 1946135690
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilich An Electronic Study Edition of the Russian Text Book Excerpt:

The Russian text of "The Death of Ivan Ilich" is presented for study in various formats: accompanied by an English translation; fully glossed, with explanatory and interpretive annotations; and supplemented by introductory remarks and an extensive bibliography.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich The Cossacks Happy Ever After

The Death of Ivan Ilyich  The Cossacks  Happy Ever After
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1960
ISBN: 9780140445084
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Ivan Ilyich The Cossacks Happy Ever After Book Excerpt:

Chief among Tolstoy' s shorter works is "The Death of Ivan Ilych," a masterful meditation on the act of dying. The first major fictional work published by Tolstoy after a mid-life psychological crisis, this novella reflects the author' s struggle to find meaning in life, a challenge Tolstoy resolved by developing a religious philosophy based on brotherly love, mutual support, and charity. These guiding principles are the dominant moral themes in "The Death of Ivan Ilych," an account of the spiritual conversion of a judge-- an ordinary, unthinking, vulgar man-- in the face of his terrible fear about death. Also included in this volume are "Family Happiness," an early work that traces the arc of a marriage; "The Kreutzer Sonata," a frank tale of sexual love that shocked readers when it first appeared; and "Hadji Murá d," Tolstoy' s final masterpiece about power politics, intrigue, and colonial conquest.

The Elemental Dialectic of Light and Darkness

The Elemental Dialectic of Light and Darkness
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1992-07-31
ISBN: 9780792316015
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elemental Dialectic of Light and Darkness Book Excerpt:

The dialectic of light and darkness studied in this collection of essays reveals itself as a primal factor of life as well as the essential element of the specifically human world. From its borderline position between physis and psyche, natural growth and techne, bios and ethos, it functions as the essential factor in all the sectors of life at large. We see its crucial role in all sectors of life while, prompted by man's creative imagination, it enhances and spurs his vital as well as societal and spiritual life. This rare collection contains studies by Thomas Ryba, Krystina Górniak-Kocikowska, Lois Oppenheim, Sydney Feshback, Eldon van Lieve, Sitansu Ray, Theodore Litman, Peter Morgan, Colette Michael, Christopher Lalonde, L. Findlay, Christopher Eykman, Beverly Schlack Randles, Jorge García-Gómez, William Haney, Sherilyn Abdoo, David Brottman, Alan Pratt, Hans Rudnick, George Scheper, Freema Gottlieb, Marlies Kronegger.