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May 25, 2018—The Kreutzer Sonata, by Leo Tolstoy

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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 402 comments Mod
The next meeting of Great Books KC group will be May 25, 2018. We'll be discussing The Kreutzer Sonata, by Leo Tolstoy.

Meeting Information:
Location: Plaza Branch Kansas City Public Library
Small Meeting Room (reserved for our group)
Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Address: 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Description of Book:
The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, named after Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. The novella was published in 1889, and was promptly censored by the Russian authorities. The work 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.


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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 402 comments Mod
The following is a list of those present at the May 25, 2018 meeting of the Great Books KC group to discuss The Kreutzer Sonata.
Greg Brown

Bernard Norcott/Mahany
Leroy Seat

Judy Covell
Elaine Krammer
Tom Brown
Pat McCurry

Kathryn Harris

Rob Odell
Kathy Lyons
Don Pepper
Charlie Kline

Will Compton
Clif Hostetler


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