Monday, September 27, 2010

In a Word: Nabokov on "The Death of Ivan Ilyich"

To quote Nabokov: "The Tolstoyan formula is: Ivan lived a bad life and since the bad life is nothing but the death of the soul, then Ivan lived a living death; and since beyond death is God's living light, then Ivan died into a new life – Life with a capital L."

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