Kreutzer Sonata Characteristics

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Review of adaptation of Tolstoy 's Kreutzer Sonata - revealing the jealous rage of a masochistic spouse under the cowry-shell of music aversion
About the author - Leo Tolstoy
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy commonly renowned as Leo Tolstoy is acclaimed as one of the paramount authors of all time. He was born in the Tula Province of Russia on September 9, 1828. He had an august personage and was cited as pinnacle of realist fiction. Some of his famous works are ‘War and Peace’, ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich’, ‘The Contemporary’, ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’, ‘Sevastopol Tales’, ‘The Living Corpse’, ‘The Power Of Darkness’, ‘A Comedy in Four Acts’, ‘The Fruits of Enlightenment’, ‘The Kingdom Of God Is Within You’, his semi-autobiographical
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Kreutzer Sonata- an overview
The Kreutzer Sonata is a Russian novella authored in 1889 by the erudite author Leo Tolstoy who is considered the acme of realist fiction. The genre of epic novelette is a potpourri of history, romance, music and philosophy. However, in the beginning the incendiary sexual story was censored in both Russia and America.
It is an epic literary piece that gravitates around the societal hypocrisies of the nineteenth century regarding conflicts with lust and marriage. It also accentuates on the role of art and music in the society of that era. It reveals spellbinding vignette of a mind diseased by sexual resentment. The story unveils fastidious elegant figure that was driven to kill his wife upon being stimulated by some purgatory recurring need, as the random fragments coalesce into something transcendent. The thrillingly dark streamlined melodrama drives its title from the Beethoven’s sonata for violin and piano. It highlights sheer reflection of sexual rage, impetuous sexual drive accompanied with misogyny and love-hate relationship between the married couple. The tale holds the audience spell-bound by the twists and ornery astonishment with sublime
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