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Movie or TV Productions

Ivansxtc, 2000

An independent film that transplants Ivan Ilych's story into contemporary times.

Ikiru, 1952

Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece inspired by (though not based on) The Death of Ivan Ilych.

Websites

Death of Ivan Ilych, Russian

The text of the story in the original Russian.

Urbana-Champaign's Big Read

A blog entirely dedicated to the story, written by a university professor of Russian studies.

Tolstoy's Confession

The text of Confession, the 1882 autobiographical work in which Tolstoy rejected his earlier life; you can see some connections with Ivan Ilych.

Yasnaya Polyana

Take a photo-tour of Tolstoy's house and estate.

Leo Tolstoy Timeline

This PBS webpage highlight important dates in Tolstoy's personal and professional life.

Images

Young Tolstoy

A photo of Tolstoy in his earlier days, at age 20.

Tolstoy, age unknown

Tolstoy sporting a monster beard.

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