Reviews by James Lewis Marshall

The Death of Ivan Ilych

by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy

reading this book felt like an ever accelerating free fall into the jaws of darkness & death--where, at the very last moments of his life --our protagonist - unable to articulate by this time, but in a state of a greater knowingness, finally experiences a truth that results in understanding and compassion. I believe this book was written when Tolstoy was at the height of a religious conversion (Epiphany)

Reviewed on 2012.10.22

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