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>32-year-old Levin fucks 18-year-old Kitty
>that hunting scene where Oblonsky refuses to apologize for cucking his own wife
>that time when Vronsky almost blows his own face off
>that time when Karenin tries to commune with spirits or something and Oblonsky doesn't know what the fuck is going on
>Anna becomes the biggest bitch east of the Baltic Sea
>that anal scene
>that gory death

And to think you some of you won't read it because its title is a woman's name. I pity you.
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>>7621496
women is inferior to a man
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>>7621496
>that anal scene

wut.
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I missed the anal scene desu
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>>7621542
>I missed the anal scene desu
>desu
I know for a fact that I didn't type 'desu.' Seriously. I typed another dumb meme, granted, one that I've cringed at a hundred times but one that has lost its currency and therefore much of its most irritating qualities. It's the one with the letter T, then the letter B, then the letter H, but lowercase. There has to be some kind of scripting/filtering here.
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>>7621496
>that anal scene

is this a new meme
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>>7621551
pretty sure you typed desu, senpai
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>>7621551
Newfag
Smh desu senpai
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>>7621556
>>7621564
>falling for the bait
that's pasta lads
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>>7621496
you mean anyone here hasn't read the best novel ever written in any language?
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>>7621575
is this also bait?
i'm not so good at metabait
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>>7621586
are you baiting me?
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>>7621581

Not sure what Moby Dick has to do with anything.
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>>7621597
is this what americans actually believe?
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>>7621613
It's what we know.
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>>7621581
You obviously haven't read À la recherche du temps perdu
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>>7621581
I know, I can't believe it either. One supposes it's no big surprise that War & Peace became the most popular Tolstoy novel because of its subject matter and scope, but I think Anna Karenina will be recognized as Tolstoy's most important novel in the coming years as traditionally female subjects of love and domesticity take on more thematic relevance in scholarship.

I mean, cannons and sabers are cool and whatever, but let's get real here.

>It's escapism, can't you see? It's not healthy!
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>>7621613
Read it.
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>>7621613
We are #1 at everything worth anything, and ok, yeah, Russia is a close second... White people! Zomg! Shakespeare was Russian, just like Santa Cringle.
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>>7621597
>A billion pages dedicated to teaching us what it feels like to be on a boat, because the author thinks the audience is too stupid to understand what he's getting at.

Man, the middle and ending were alright, but that beginning is downright brutal.

"Ishmael"? More like "Yeesh-mael".
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>>7621636
i thought AK was pretty much unanimously regarded as the better work.
i'd wouldn't be surprised if more people read it than W&P.
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>>7621658
>implying the beginning isn't the best part

shiggy
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>>7621668
Oh, I know for an opinionated fact that more people read it that W&P, just because it's an Oprah's Book Club-tier "woman-centered" novel, and there are, actually factually, more woman readers today than male readers. I just think A&K goes so far into that region of Realism where it's almost banal, and then you're reminded this Tolstoy is doing for the novel what Shakespeare did for theater.

Whereas with W&P, it fits more classically into the Western canon, where you have battles and heroes and valor and failure and such. It's a Greco-Roman novel, where A&K is... what? It's stepping past that history toward something else.
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>>7621658
>hamlet was just some guy whining
>the master and margarita was just a bunch of pranks
>tbk was just a family arguing
Do you understand how pointless the "but it was nothing but [single phrase description]!" argument is, you retard? You sound like a fucking high schooler complaining about his english homework.
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Having read them both in College I honestly do not remember specifically where Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary differed. I don't remember one as being superior and I don't think the world really needs both.
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>>7622013
Then it's time to get rid of Bovary, because the French already have enough stuff. You can't just give the Russians this one little thing, can you?
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>>7621496
literally the only wortwhile scene in that book was when Levin is mowing with the peasants. everything else was dimestore romance.
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>>7622296
I'll get rid of whatever you like, but it's not like Russian literature doesn't tower over that of the French, if we're talking about who can more easily afford to lose one of the works.
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>that section where Levin is arguing with other landowners and realises anarchy is the only way forward

great stuff
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Please explain how this book is a better than a soap opera for gossiping women.
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>>7622617
Because Tolstoy goes into depth of his character's motivations, struggles and does this eloquently by juxtaposing the evolution of the two main characters.
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>>7622617
It's mostly about a male character
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>>7622622
>‘Ah, what am I doing!’ she said to herself, feeling a sudden thrill of pain in both sides of her head. When she came to herself, she saw that she was holding her hair in both hands, each side of her temples, and pulling it. She jumped up, and began walking about.

hahahhahaha sure buddy
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>>7622635
>this one sentence completely out of context proves my point!

gj anon
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>>7622647
i'm glad you agree.
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Real talk: It's an absolute shame that Tolstoy titled it Anna Karenina and not, like, "Love at Least" or something, because the Levin/Kitty chapters aren't just a subplot, they're literally 40% of the novel. It's 40% Levin/Kitty, 40% Anna/Vronsky/Karenin, 20% Oblonsky/misc.
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The whole of Part 8 was incredible "Alright the plot is over, time for some real talk"
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his prose is pretty sick desu senpai
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>>7622719
I don't think it's a shame at all.

The title is a tribute to the young woman this story is based off of. Anna Stepanovna Pirogov, who threw herself before a train. This is all in the intro of the P&V version. The tribute is fitting because Tolstoy's initial idea of the story was about a woman who ruins herself, and instead of portraying her as guilty, the book makes us pity her Furthermore, after this initial inspiration all the other characters formed around her as he developed the story. The book is titled perfectly.
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>>7622639
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>>7622635
>literally one sentencs
>context: the character in question is losing her mind and becoming increasingly paranoid

Rock solid defense there, champ.
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>>7622805
I was actually pretty impressed with the new movie adaptation. Obviously falls short of the book, but the meta scene changes do a good job of shifting through a bunch of setting whose transitions one to another would have been insanely tedious if the book with its 100+ chapters were actually followed.

Also they did a great job making Vronsky handsome and dashing as fuck. I was actually envious. The hair, uniform, moustache.
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>>7622811
I watched it again last night, it's nicely done I thought. Not amazing but I can admire the huge effort it takes to adapt such material. Plus Alica Vakinder as Kitty is qt af
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Best Anna Karin(..)
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>>7622855
Great taste senpai
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>>7621555
ANAL KARENINA
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>>7621596
>>7621586
>>7621575
just lads bating lads here nothing wrong with that pour être honnête ma famille
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>>7621496
All I remember about Anna Karenina is Levin's comfy duck hunt and that fucking Twin Peaks Gormonbozia Railroad fucker premonition at the very end.
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>>7621496
Let me guess. You just finished it. You read it only because it is often mentioned on /lit/ as an ultra patrician stuff. Only russian writers you know are fagstoy and dosto. You read like < 50 books in your entire life.
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>>7623081
>>>7621496 (OP)
>that fucking Twin Peaks Gormonbozia Railroad fucker premonition at the very end.

This is the only thing worth metioning in this soap opera piece of crap
>il faut le battre le fer, le broyer, le petrir
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>>7623134
Oh, it sounds really good in french,.
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>>7623151
It's not in french. This is russian duckhunter's dialect.
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>>7623183
That's the dwarf quote, doubt Levin said that and it is in french
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>>7623195
Just joking desu.
Btw levin=tolstoy
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>>7622639
Levin is best character
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>>7623103
OP here. This is the kind of unproductive, thoughtless, lifeless post that normal humans would be wise to discourage. Frankly, I'm surprised you haven't committed suicide yet, but if you want for a reason, merely reread this post to find it.
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>>7624157
He got you good OP
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Hey OP, ever heard of spoiler tags?

Nigger
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>>7621551
word filter
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>>7621551
Newfag pls go
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>>7621556
>>7621564
replying to pasta
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Who else converted after reading the end of this book?
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>>7622307
>reading for plot
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>>7621658
The beginning chapters of Moby Dick are some of the most atmospheric and, dare I say it, comfy I've ever read
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>>7622639
You were expecting Walt Disney?
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>>7626013
>being this much of a pleb
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>>7626214
>projecting on an uzbekistani falconry bulletin board
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>>7626222
>counterprojecting with such plebbiness
>not reading for plot
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>>7622855
You beat me to it.
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