80% done with The Cossacks

I think the problem here is that unlike Levin, our hero on the one hand disdains his former, aristocratic life while on the other romanticizes Cossack life. The problem this creates is that we have no center to feel attached to since the Cossack’s are mostly distant to him and we never know his old life. Levin found peace in accepting who he was without hating or romanticizing everyone. Not very interesting reading.