By Leo Tolstoy
Entre los grandes escritores del siglo XIX, Lev Nicoláievich Tolstói (1828-1910) ha sido calificado como genio único, sin equivalente en ningún otro país. Hijo de un acaudalado terrateniente que le dejó una fortuna inmensa, se lanzó por l. a. vía de l. a. disipación hasta que su participación como oficial durante los angeles guerra de Crimea le hizo volverse hacia unos valores humanistas y continuar una vocación literaria en l. a. que ya se había iniciado antes de l. a. guerra. El cambio afectó a sus convicciones espirituales más íntimas y desembocaría, al ultimate de su vida, en una problem ethical y religiosa que derivó hacia un cristianismo evangélico radical. Al comienzo de esta etapa escribe Ana Karenina, en los angeles que Tolstói refleja su visión de l. a. sociedad urbana, símbolo de los vicios y el pecado, en oposición a los angeles vida sana de los angeles naturaleza y del campo. De ese mundo necio y patológico de l. a. ciudad es víctima Ana Karenina, que se ha convertido en una figura clave de l. a. literatura common.
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I’ll give you a match when you get the sticks together. ” “Well, we ain’t got no ketchup. You go get wood. An’ don’t you fool around. ” Lennie lumbered to his feet and disappeared in the brush. George lay where he was and whistled softly to himself. There were sounds of splashings down the river in the direction Lennie had taken. George stopped whistling and listened. “Poor bastard,” he said softly, and then went on whistling again. In a moment Lennie came crashing back through the brush. He carried one small willow stick in his hand.
Sure,” said George. “I seen plenty tough little guys. But this Curley better not make no mistakes about Lennie. ” “Well, Curley’s pretty handy,” the swamper said skeptically. “Never did seem right to me. S’pose Curley jumps a big guy an’ licks him. Ever’body says what a game guy Curley is. And s’pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever’body says the big guy oughtta pick on somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy. Never did seem right to me. ” George was watching the door.
Well, he’s a pretty nice fella. Gets pretty mad sometimes, but he’s pretty nice. Tell ya what—know what he done Christmas? Brang a gallon of whisky right in here and says, ‘Drink hearty boys. ’ ” “The hell he did! ” “Yes sir. Jesus, we had fun. They let the nigger come in that night. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the nigger. Done pretty good, too. The guys wouldn’t let him use his feet, so the nigger got him. If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger. ” He paused in relish of the memory.