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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Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P.D. Ouspensky

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Not a perfect edition of the novel, but I rather like the cover.

Sort of a combo between the film Waking LifeBeckett’s Waiting for Godotand Houllebecq’s PlatformOsokin finds himself on a repeat loop of his ian failed life, Ouspensky getting preachy in the final chapters thinly veiled through The Magician about how one should do it.

Aug 12, Flowquietly rated it it was amazing.


Spoiler gibi olmasin ama kitapta en cok etkilendigim iki kucuk paragrafi hem daha sonra unutmamak icin hemde sizler icin paylasmak istiyorum.

Kitap bana cok sevdigim birinin tavsiyesi ile ulasti. Mar 21, Marzia Jvan rated it it was amazing. For much of the book, I found it a rather painful read.


And it’s actually quite a quick read. Apr 19, Gregory marked it as to-read. Bu gorevi layiki ile yerine getiremiyorlar,cunku kendilerini degersiz erkeklerle mutlu ediyorlar. Aug 18, Emily rated it really liked it.

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin

Jun 12, Elena rated it liked it. Moscow is waking oeokin. Thanks for telling us about the problem. After three months, she stops writing back, and through a chance encounter with her brother, he learns she is going to marry another man. Eh, not altogether bad. Published November 1st by Penguin Books first published Either way, it invites the question of why Ouspensky would tell his story in this fashion. Refresh and try again.

Jun 16, Wendy rated it liked it. Strange Life of Ivan Osokin Russian: Why can’t he change?

You should meet Ivan Osokin. Email required Address never made public. Kitabin kapagibdaki natulius oeokin arkasindaki ozet cok dikkatimi cekti. I think this is the most awful thing of all. Why, though, would Ouspensky introduce the cinematic element in the first place? 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.


Paperbackpages. I regard this to be too manipulative and generally unacceptable in context of the outlined philosophy – why should only some osokij saved, and why only under the rule of the authoritarian magician?

Jul 30, Carl rated it really liked it. Eerie when you apply it to your life, the book gets into your head a little ookin you start to think about in a way where this could be real, this could be me.

Or maybe the profoundly cyclical nature of early film loops to say nothing of zoetropes and praxinoscopes spoke to him.

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