Maybe Anna Karenina should have taken a bus


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1anna1Some books should be reread at various stages of your life, not only to view the book differently, but to view the world differently.

Anna Kareninaby LeoTolstoy is one of those books.

As a teen I thought this book wildly romantic. A tragic tale filled with noble nobles; and I didn’t fully understand why the peasants were so upset.

In my 20s I thought Anna Karenina was a narcissistic neurotic birdbrain; the nobles pompous gits; and the peasants noble.

Now, in my 40s I decided to read this again, so I borrowed the recent Oxford University Press version, an inspiring and edifying translation with notes and a wonderful introduction by Rosamund Bartlett from Netgalley.com for the low price of an honest review. As the pages flew by I realized how differently I now see the novel as well as the complicated navigation of life’s path. The message…

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One thought on “Maybe Anna Karenina should have taken a bus

  1. D. Parker says:

    Thank you so much for the reblog. 🙂

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