Ben Heineman on Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina: Read the Book, Skip the Movie
By Ben Heineman
The Atlantic

“For the holidays, buy someone you care about deeply Tolstoy’s novel, Anna Karenina. Don’t settle for silver or bronze – or modern dross – when you can give the purest gold. But do not go to Anna Karenina, the current movie, thinking you will get a two- hour essence of the novel. Joe Wright’s film, while perhaps interesting in its own terms, is a perversion of one of the world’s great books.”

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