Additional Resources for The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

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Citati, Pietro. Tolstoy, Schocken Books, 265 p.

Examines Tolstoy's life and works, with sections specifically addressing his short fiction.

Magarshack, David. Afterword to "The Death of Ivan Ilych," New American Library, 1960, pp. 295- 304.

Discusses the story focusing on the circumstances under which it was written and the extensive revision process Tolstoy employed.

Maude, Aylmer. Preface to "Ivan Ilych," "Hadji Murad," and Other Stories, Oxford University Press, 1935, pp. vii-xiv.

Introduces the story, describing the actual events from which it originated.

Olney, James. "Experience, Metaphor, and Meaning: 'The Death of Ivan Ilych'," in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 31, No. 1, Fall, 1972, pp. 101-14.

Olney suggests that it is the innocence of the characters Gerasim and Vasya in Tolstoy's " Ivan Ilych" that leads Ivan to the realization of divine love.

Rowe, William W. Leo Tolstoy, Twayne, 1986, 143 p.

Biographical and critical study with sections devoted to Tolstoy's short fiction.

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