Matt Walsh: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

The Book Club  ⋅  Michael Knowles  ⋅  

Leo Tolstoy’s novella speaks volumes on mortality, conformity, societal expectations, and what it means to live an authentic life. Ivan Ilyich suffers on his deathbed until he is able to fully confront his mortality. This same denial of death and the anguish it causes can be seen in our culture today, brought into focus by the events of 2020. Matt Walsh, host of The Matt Walsh Show, sits down with Michael Knowles to work through Tolstoy’s masterpiece of fiction.

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