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La muerte de Ivan Ilich/The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Rusa Carrascalejo De La Jara) (Spanish Edition)

ISBN13: 9781413521771
ISBN: 1413521770
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $8.95
Publisher: El Cid/Argentina
Published Date:
Pages: 124
Average Goodreads rating: 4.08/5 (7 ratings)

Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought. But one day, death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise, he is brought face to face with his own mortality.

How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

This short novel was an artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life, a nine-year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction.
A thoroughly absorbing and, at times, terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death, it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation.