The Soul in Anna Karenina

After finishing the novel this past week, I’ve been trying to figure out what Anna Karenina is about. Despite pop culture and most movies, it isn’t just about Anna and Vronsky and their love affair, about how a woman’s extramarital relationship ruins her life. There are a lot of other characters, and a whole lot … Continue reading The Soul in Anna Karenina

Reading Matters: Anna Karenina

This week, I wanted to look at the beginning of Anna Karenina (Chapters 1-25), examining some of the obscure references I came across. Dickens and Anna Karenina In the eleventh chapter, there is a bizarre reference to Dickens. It comes up quite naturally in conversation, which means there is no page references, and the character … Continue reading Reading Matters: Anna Karenina