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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

The goal of the artist is not to solve a question irrefutably, but to force people to love life in all its innumerable, inexhaustible manifestations.

Works Consulted

Katz, Michael R., ed. Tolstoy's Short Fiction: Norton Critical Edition. New York: Norton, 1990.

Ozick, Cynthia. Interview with Dan Stone for The Big Read. 9 August 2007.

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. The First Circle. Tr. Thomas P. Whitney. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1968.

Tolstoy, Leo. A Confession. 1880. New York: Penguin, 1987.

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---. War and Peace: Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed. Trans. and ed. George Gibian. New York: Norton, 1996.


Writers: Andrew D. Kaufman, Lecturer and Visiting Scholar at the University of Virginia, and Erika Koss for the National Endowment for the Arts

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