The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy / Edition 1

by Donna Tussing Orwin
     
 

Key dimensions of his writing and life are explored in essays focusing on his relationship to popular writing, the issue of gender and sexuality in his fiction, and his aesthetics. The introduction provides a brief, unified account of the man, for whom art was only one activity among many. The volume is well supported by supplementary material including a detailed… See more details below

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Key dimensions of his writing and life are explored in essays focusing on his relationship to popular writing, the issue of gender and sexuality in his fiction, and his aesthetics. The introduction provides a brief, unified account of the man, for whom art was only one activity among many. The volume is well supported by supplementary material including a detailed guide to further reading and a chronology of Tolstoy's life, the most comprehensive compiled in English to date. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Editor's preface
Acknowledgments
Note on editions, citations, and transliterations
Chronology1
Introduction: Tolstoy as artist and public figure49
1War and Peace65
2Anna Karenina80
3Resurrection96
4Tolstoy as a writer of popular literature113
5The long short story in Tolstoy's fiction127
6Tolstoy staged in Paris, Berlin, and London142
7The development of style and theme in Tolstoy161
8History and autobiography in Tolstoy176
9Women, sexuality, and the family in Tolstoy191
10Tolstoy in the twentieth century206
11Courage in Tolstoy222
12Tolstoy's aesthetics237
Guide to further reading252
Index to Tolstoy's works and characters259
General index264

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