Part 7, Chapter 3 Summary
While in Moscow, Levin spent a lot of time with his old friend at the university, Professor Katavasov. While they have differences, Levin appreciates Katavasov’s clarity of thought and Katavasov enjoys Levin’s “abundance of untrained ideas.” After reading some of Levin’s book and liking it, the professor told Levin he would like to introduce him to Metrov, who is also interested in Levin’s work.
Now Levin has arrived for that meeting, and the three talk first about the latest war news. When the other two men disagree on what they have heard the Tsar might have said, Levin imagines a scenario in which both of them can be right. They quickly change the topic of conversation to Levin’s book. Katavasov is...
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