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Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy
     

Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy

by Donna Tussing Orwin
 

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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 essays speak to readers with astonishing force, relevance, and complexity. In a lively, challenging style, leading scholars range over his long life, from his first

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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 essays speak to 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 fresh 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 more current scholarship on Tolstoy.

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'... moving essay on the Tolstoy-Strakhov correspondence ...' James Meek, London Review of Books

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ISBN-13:
9780511739460
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/25/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
682 KB

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Donna Tussing Orwin is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto.

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