Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by Jenny. It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book — how about even a classic! Leave a comment here or if you have a blog pls. leave your link….
My throwback this week is:
Tolstoy’s “Resurrection” I first read this book in 11th grade…and didn’t grasp may things… i got back to it at the begining of this summer and got a whole new perspective…
A nobleman’s attempt to redeem the suffering he inflicted on a peasant girl is the subject of this major work written in 1899. Late in life Tolstoy had devoted himself to social reform and in this full-length novel he turns his eye on the law, the penal system, and the Church.
Resurrection combines a love story with a ferocious attack on the Russian regime. Prince Dmitrii Nekhliudov is a member of a jury trying Katiusha Maslova for murder. Before long, though, he puts himself on trial and condemns all of upper-class and official Russia. Meanwhile, once convicted, Maslova evolves from prostitute to revolutionary. In the stories of Maslova and other convicts, Leo Tolstoy depicts the hard lot of women and the disenfranchised in nineteenth-century tsarist Russia.Why I like the book? Resurrection is the expression of a mature Tolstoy, one whose search allowed him no indifference, no sparing of himself. As such, it is a book that transcends mere literary masterpiece and aspires to something higher. Something most people would term art is its purest form.