the strange life of ivan osokin

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the strange life of ivan osokin

Post by sweetwater » January 14th, 2010, 4:29 pm


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Post by sweetwater » January 14th, 2010, 4:51 pm

Here is the story of Ivan Osokin, a young man who has squandered every chance life has given him. A failure at school, ruined financially, and rejected by the woman he loves, he finds himself at a dead end. He wishes to live his life over again so he can avoid all his mistakes. Then he meets a magician who gives him that chance.

A gripping, cinematic story by the great Russian philosopher P.D. Ouspensky. In his classic novel, set in the last years of Tsarist Russia, Ouspensky explores imaginatively one of the chief themes in his philosophical work: “the idea of eternal recurrence.” This is the fascinating idea, which also engaged Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, that we live our lives over and over again in a kind of endlessly repeating film, and that nothing will change in this ceaseless whirligig, unless we ourselves change-deeply and fundamentally.

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Post by Doreen Peri » January 14th, 2010, 5:10 pm

Cool! I'm going to get this book! Sounds like my kind of novel!

Thanks!

Also, I'm moving this thread to the Lit forum. ;)

PS - Also, googled this and found out this book may have inspired the movie "Groundhog Day" .... do you think that could be so?

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Post by Artguy » January 15th, 2010, 10:12 am

Sounds a lot like Dr. Faustus.

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