Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

10% done with Anna Karenin

Tolstoy does not use description of place the way he did in War and Peace. Here scenes play out in rooms that are hardly described with only the ice skating park given a clear description.

The cinematic quality is something I loved about War and Peace and so I do sort of miss it here, however, Anna Karenin more than makes up for it with depth of emotion and he does much less telling and more showing too.