In the middle of his work on Anna Karenina

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In the middle of his work on  Anna Karenina,  Tolstoy experienced his own moral "conversion" just as  Levin does at the novel's conclusion. This was the time when Russia's greatest artist begins to  despise art for being an idle, voluptuous, immoral luxury; where Tolstoy discovered life's significance  must be self-denying so that one lives "for one's soul" by loving others in the image of God. With these anti-art commitments,  Anna Karenina  became a tiresome, repellent work for the author.  The novel may never have been completed at all were it not that its serialized publication obliged  Tolstoy to fulfill his contract with the publisher. Levin reflects Tolstoy's own moral struggle and the  novel progresses according to its author's evolving philosophy. Parallel Plot The complexity and sweep of  Anna Karenina  derives from Tolstoy's use of the double plot. While 
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