Anna Karenina and Pablo: Literary Refuge for the Storm Newbie

With my boss informing us not to go to work due to the storm, I decided to do a real time commentary while reading Anna Karenina.


First 10 chapters: Levin is such a love sick puppy dog. I just want to yell at him.

I liked how Tolstoy described Oblonsky’s understanding of how Levin sees girls and how he perceived Kitty Scherbatskaya, the object of his intense affection:

“Oblonsky smiled. He understood that feeling of Levin’s so well, knew that for Levin all the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the world except her, and they had all the usual human failings and were very ordinary girls; while the other class – herself alone -had no weakness and was superior to all humanity.”