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The Living Corpse

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The Living Corpse (Russian: Живой труп) is a Russian play by Leo Tolstoy. Although written around 1900, it was only published shortly after his death—Tolstoy had never considered the work finished. An immediate success, it is still performed.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Fredonia Books (NL) (first published 1900)
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TarasProkopyuk
Очень непростой любовный треугольник взят за основу сюжета этой трагичной пьесы Лева Толстого.

Но необычайность казалось бы такой оббитой всеми истории в том, что все эти люди высоко нравственны и каждый хочет распутать этот клубок в первую очередь не для себя, а для любимого человека, и даже если этим он навредит своему счастью.

Но я не ожидал от Толстого того, что он дважды довольно странно повернул сюжет. И если бы только это привело к лучшему, но к сожалению я не увидел в этих неординарных шаг
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Realini
The Living Corpse by Leo Tolstoy
Not thrilling, but good

This is an interesting, if a bit strange play by Leo Tolstoy.
There is a marriage that doesn’t work out, even if both the husband –Fedor Protasov and his wife Liza seem to be in love with each other, while tormented one by the other.
In a love triangle we also have another man, Victor Karenin. Karenin is odd with his classicism. If I may say that. He is so conservative, that when he has the chance to be happy, he would take the opportunity unl
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Aya Hasan
ما الذي سيحدث عندما تمتليء حياة إنسان بالشعور بالسأم ويعذبه سخطه علي نفسه وعلي كل شيءولا يجد في نفسه القوة الكافية لتغيير الواقع وعبثا يحاول البحث عن الشغف وعن حياة بلا ركود؟!!

طبعا بعدما تبوء كل المحاولات بالفشل فسيتحول إلي جثة حية ولكنه مع ذلك ما زال يحتفظ بنبله لذلك لم يقبل أن يكون عائقا يحول دون سعادة الآخرين فقرر أن يترك الحياة لمن هو مليء بالحياة..هذه هي قصة "فيديا" بطل المسرحية

مسرحية تستحق القراءة والتأمل وبداية مشجعة لي للتعرف علي الأدب الروسي
Karen Michele
I have become a fan of plays and poetry. When I saw The Live Corpse come up in a search of Leo Tolstoy’s works, I had to get a hold of it. I was not disappointed. The story is of a man who finds out his wife loved another before him. He decides to find a way to allow them a chance at happiness and goes to unusual extremes to make it possible. What I like about plays is the emphasis on dialog to move the plot forward. When I read assigned plays in school, I was distracted by the speaker names, ha ...more
Eadweard
"Also known asThe Man who was Dead,ReparationorThe Living Corpse." ...more
Bogdan Liviu
"Mai ușor mi-ar fi fost să mă sinucid decât să mint."
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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider To ...more
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