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A Confession

Narrated by: Sean Murphy
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

'A Confession' is Tolstoy's chronicle of his journey to faith; his account of how he moved from despair to the possibility of living; from unhappy existence to 'the glow and strength of life'. It describes his spiritual and philosophical struggles up until he leaves the Orthodox Church, convinced that humans discover truth not by faith, but by reason. The story begins when at the age of 50, Tolstoy is in crisis. Having found no peace in art, science or philosophy, he is attacked by the black dog of despair, and considers suicide. His past life is reappraised and found wanting; as slowly light dawns within.

©2018 Leo Tolstoy (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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  • Johnny Blauw
  • 12-03-19

"See to it that you remember"

A beautiful, intriguing contemplation from the author of Russia.
(Trigger warning: heavy and serious references to suicide)

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  • Kelly
  • 28-02-19

Honest and Open.

I read this due to its pick as a BOTM in one of my groups, and have to state my bias right up front. I don't enjoy books on philosophy or religion. And, of course, that is the entirety of this one. However, I found his musings to be nakedly honest and open. His depression and spirituality were palpable. That alone warranted 3 stars.