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. 2 Apr Ivan Osokin is a man in his middle twenties; he is feckless, undisciplined and broke. He’s had many chances to make good in life, but has. 11 Jun Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P. D. Ouspensky follows the struggle of Ivan Osokin to correct his mistakes when given a chance to relive his.

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Published November 1st by Penguin Liff first published Notify me of new comments via email. Apr 15, mytwocents rated it really liked it. Notify me of new comments via email. After three months, she stops writing back, and through a chance encounter with her brother, he learns she is going to marry another man.

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You have the freedom of information, lige have the brain, why don’t you have everything that you strnage want? Originally a novel but later rechristened “Cinemadrama” in the early days of films, Ouspensky himself set considerable store by it, perhaps because it was the only purely imaginative work by a mind that was rigorously honest in facing up to the usual abuses of human imagination.

Ivan Osokin is seeing the girl he loves off at the station; he can’t accede to her requests that he accompany her as he’s almost broke. Although so deeply committed to writing that he often said, not altogether jokingly, that it was actually a part of his nature, P.


Strange Life of Ivan Osokin

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I would have looked for it in books, and in the ideas of others, looked for connections in the muddle of world thought that others had perhaps missed. Oct 31, David Harris rated it really liked it. He notices that he is interested in everything except what actually concerns him.

This is a very thought-provoking story. Want to Read saving…. I feel like I was irritated for most of the book, as it’s just making the same point over and over. This section is empty. What Richard Bach could never achieve.

Here, the idea is still deeper. Why not, if you truly have free will?

Worth a read for anyone familiar with the ideas of GI Gurdjieff, fans of Russian literature, or general spiritual seekers who like to intake new info via fiction, not just holy books. Why do our supposed free choices often lead to suffering, and why can’t we freely stranfe to not suffer instead? Kitabin kapagibdaki natulius ve arkasindaki ozet cok dikkatimi cekti.

Until Ouspenski was known as a philosopher, journalist and author of several influential works: The magician assures him things will be no different, but grants him his wish anyway and sends him back twelve years. Better for me to have got on the train and followed the love of my life, begged her not to marry the other lvan. I am quite perplexed about what Ouspensky’s main point was. At the same time, the stupid school with its obstinate, stupid masters has a wider meaning.


Kitap oncellikle benxe kult bir kitap. Contemporary writing with timeless truths, although the mysticism isn’t too well incorporated into the novella form. Osokin finally catches up with himself, second time around, and the magician says that he told him so.

Views Read Edit View history. When Osokin wants to finish his tragical life, he meets psokin magician, who can return him in time, but gives him a warning that nothing will change anway. I just don’t think it was worked well for the novel. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that his magician is a bent, old man from the Dark Ages. To ask other readers questions about Strange Life of Ivan Osokinplease sign up.

Posted in MetaphysicalMysticismon my oskoinphilosophicalwriting Tagged eternal recurrenceeuropeanfourth dimensionGeorge GurdjieffgurdjieffIvan OsokinosupenskiOuspenskirevolutionrussianstrange life of ivan osokin 5 Comments. Coming late to this thread. If he only had his time again, he’d avoid expulsion from school, alienating his rich uncle, bad behaviour in the army and frittering away a life-saving inheritance in casinos.