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Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P.D. Ouspensky


In this mesmerizing tale by, a protagonist grapples with the relentless repetition of life’s patterns, delving into the existential depths of regret and redemption in pre-revolutionary Russia.

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In the ethereal realm of introspective inquiry and existential contemplation, P.D. Ouspensky’s “Strange Life of Ivan Osokin” emerges as a luminous tapestry of introspection and metaphysical exploration. Set amidst the twilight of pre-revolutionary Russia, Ouspensky crafts a captivating narrative that echoes with the haunting melodies of regret and redemption, akin to the sonorous strains of a melancholic symphony.

Through Ouspensky’s lyrical prose, readers are enveloped in the existential quandary of Ivan Osokin, a soul ensnared in the cyclical rhythms of fate and circumstance. Like a solitary figure adrift in the sea of eternity, Osokin grapples with the realization that his life is but an endless loop, devoid of agency or redemption.

Guided by the enigmatic presence of the “magician,” Osokin embarks on a journey of self-discovery, traversing the labyrinthine corridors of time and consciousness. With each step, he confronts the specters of his past and the tantalizing promise of a future untethered from the shackles of fate.

In “Strange Life of Ivan Osokin,” Ouspensky peers beneath the veil of reality, plumbing the depths of human consciousness in search of meaning and purpose. Through Osokin’s existential odyssey, readers are beckoned to contemplate the enigmatic tapestry of existence, where the boundaries between past, present, and future blur in a mesmerizing dance of cosmic proportions.

With prose as evocative as the scent of blooming lilacs in springtime, Ouspensky invites readers to embark on a voyage of self-discovery and enlightenment—a journey that transcends the constraints of time and space, leading to the ineffable depths of the human soul. In its pages, one finds not merely a novel, but a profound meditation on the nature of existence itself—a timeless exploration of the strange and wondrous journey that is life, echoing the haunting melodies of Proustian introspection.

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Weight0.25 kg

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin


Dover Publications Inc.


P.D. Ouspensky

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Release date

30 Jun 2020



ISBN/EAN        9780486843513