Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy
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Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy

by Donna Tussing Orwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521514916

ISBN-13: 9780521514910

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A century after Leo Tolstoy's death, the author of War and Peace is widely admired but too often thought of only with reference to his realism and moral sense. The many sides of Tolstoy revealed in these new essays speak to today's readers with astonishing force, relevance, and complexity. In a lively, challenging style, leading scholars range over his long life,

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A century after Leo Tolstoy's death, the author of War and Peace is widely admired but too often thought of only with reference to his realism and moral sense. The many sides of Tolstoy revealed in these new essays speak to today's readers with astonishing force, relevance, and complexity. In a lively, challenging style, leading scholars range over his long life, from his first work Childhood to the works of his old age like Hadji Murat, and the many genres in which he worked, from the major novels to aphorisms and short stories. The essays present new approaches to his central themes: love, death, religious faith and doubt, violence, the animal kingdom, and war. They also assess his reception both in his lifetime and subsequently. Setting new agendas for the study of this classic author, this volume provides a snapshot of current scholarship on Tolstoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521514910
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Donna Tussing Orwin; 1. Tolstoy and music Caryl Emerson; 2. Sublime vision and self derision: the aesthetics of death in Tolstoy Andreas Schönle; 3. Tolstoy's peaceable kingdom Robin Feuer Miller; 4. Leo Tolstoy: pacifist, patriot, and molodets Donna Tussing Orwin; 5. Leo Tolstoy's correspondence with Nikolai Strakhov: the dialogue on faith Irina Paperno; 6. The worm of doubt: Prince Andrei's death and Russian spiritual awakening of the 1860s Ilya Vinitsky; 7. Tolstoy's spirituality Gary Hamburg; 8. Tracking the English novel in Anna Karenina: who wrote the English novel that Anna reads? Edwina Cruise; 9. Violence and the role of drama in the late Tolstoy: The Realm of Darkness Justin Weir; 10. What men quote by: Tolstoy, wise sayings, and moral tale Gary Saul Morson; 11. The 'proletarian lord': Leo Tolstoy's image during the Russian revolutionary period Michael J. Denner; Works cited; Index.

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