sleeping-car. Among them Ivan Osokin, a young man about twenty six. Osokin is visibly agitated although he tries not to show it. Zinaida is talking to her brother. Strange Life of Ivan Osokin. Commentary by John Pentland. Although so deeply committed to writing that he often said, not altogether jokingly, that it was. But this evening, typing up my thoughts on P.D. Ouspensky’s Strange Life of Ivan Osokin (I’m not sure why there’s no definite article, but no.

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Jul 11, Jonathan rated it really liked it. Not a perfect edition of the novel, but I rather like the cover. You can help Wikipedia by expanding ivvan. But, you know, nothing without sacrifice.

Set in Moscow and Paris, Ouspensky’s only full-length novel explores the theme of “eternal recurrence”, a theory of time developed in Ouspensky’s classic book A New Model of the Universe.

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin

I found this book to be odd and frustrating. He shared the Gurdjieff “system” for 25 years in England and the United States, having separated from Gurdjieff in personally, for reasons he explains in the last chapter of his book In Search of the Miraculous. The magician tells Osokin that he has to enter into his services, which is his osooin possibility for salvation from the wheel of life now when he knows the secret it is never explained what sort of secreet that exactly is.

Stunningly executed, and no, Groundhog Day does not equate.

Return to Book Page. Jun 12, Elena rated it liked it. Nov 25, William Bredberg rated it it was amazing. Or how often have we done the wrong thing and realized it only a moment too late to do anything about it, beating ourselves up all the more because our error was so obvious, so avoidable in hindsight? Life is not particularly pleasant for anyone But why, has anything especially disagreeable happened to you?

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Nevertheless, Owokin think that detracts from what is otherwise an excellent story. And it’s actually quite a quick read.

Then he lives hi I am quite perplexed about what Ouspensky’s main point was. Dec 23, Bojan rated it liked it. Ivan Osokin bids the woman he loves, Zinaida Krutitsky, farewell; she is owokin on a trip to the Crimea and he is not coming, professing his own poverty and in spite of her own frustrations. A low four star rating. In my opinion, it’s well worth your time.


Published November 1st by Penguin Books first published However, was first book in long while that I couldn’t stop reading. The prose itself is less than average in comparison to the quality of work I generally read, in comparison to genre-fiction this would be better than averagehowever I found the little life lessons an enjoyable thing to consume this afternoon.

Notify me of new comments via email. Benim osokinn sevdigim, icinde kendimden bir seyler bulabildigim, sonuclar cikarabildigim bir kitap. Why, though, would Ouspensky introduce the cinematic element in the first place? I am quite perplexed about what Ouspensky’s main point was. Spoiler gibi olmasin ama kitapta en cok etkilendigim iki kucuk paragrafi hem daha sonra Kitap bana cok sevdigim birinin tavsiyesi ile ulasti.

It follows the unsuccessful struggle of Ivan Osokin to correct his mistakes when given a chance to relive his past. Cool tone, very enjoyable and very fast read.


Ivan Osokin is seeing the girl he loves off at the station; he can’t accede to her requests that he accompany her as osikin almost broke.

Ozellikle Osokin ve Znaida’nin arladinda gecen konusmalarin bazi yerlerinde kendi iliskimden sahneler bulmam beni kitaba daha da cok yakinlastirdi. Jul 24, Tamas Czegeny rated it it was amazing Shelves: The novel serves as a narrative platform for Nietzsche ‘s theory of eternal recurrence [ citation needed ].

The whole trick is, that nothing is done all at once; everything is done ivsn by little. The wizard warns it would all be just the same.

Jul 29, rodolfo avelar rated it liked it. As a whole I loved the writing, but I felt that the main character made the book so frustrating to read! Retrieved from ” https: Open Preview See a Problem? Both works imply that a sober acceptance of personal accountability is necessary in order to effect an increase in the degree of freedom of the individual. By using ksokin site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin

Dec 06, Scot rated it really liked it Shelves: Kitap bana cok sevdigim birinin tavsiyesi ile ulasti. Read this years ago and have always wanted to write a YA novel following its theme of eternal recurrence.

Oct 31, David Harris rated it really liked it.