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A Confession [NOOK Book]

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The book is a brief autobiographical story of the great author's struggle with a mid-life existential crisis of melancholia. It describes the great novelists search for answers to the profound questions: "What will come of my life?" and "What is the meaning of life?", without answers to which life, for him, had become "impossible".
Tolstoy reflects on the arc of his philosophical life till then: His childhood abandonment of his Russian orthodox faith; His mastery of strength, ...
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A Confession

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Overview

The book is a brief autobiographical story of the great author's struggle with a mid-life existential crisis of melancholia. It describes the great novelists search for answers to the profound questions: "What will come of my life?" and "What is the meaning of life?", without answers to which life, for him, had become "impossible".
Tolstoy reflects on the arc of his philosophical life till then: His childhood abandonment of his Russian orthodox faith; His mastery of strength, will power, and reason; And how, after he had achieved tremendous financial success and social status, his life became meaningless.

After despairing of his attempts to find answers in science, philosophy, eastern wisdom, and his fellow men of letters, he "confesses" that he found the answer to his trouble in the deep orthodox religious convictions of ordinary citizens. He describes how he subdued his rational skepticism and abhorrence of "superstition within the Christian truths" in order to gain the peace of mind that he needed to furnish his "survival".

Tolstoy’s classic work has been formatted for optimal viewing on the Nook and is equipped with an active Table of Contents for smooth and simple navigation!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015003833
  • Publisher: A & L eBooks
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 426 KB

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    entertaining at least...

    Tolstoy was confused, but very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Simple truth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    Insightful

    Great, new perspective! Little slow in parts, but overall a time worthy read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

    New Perspective

    This is an excellent book which provides different perspectives on faith and philosophy. Enlightening...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    Perfect

    Leo Tolstoy is the definition of Wise.

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