New Essays on Tolstoy

Overview

This collection of essays was first published in 1978. They commemorate the 150th anniversary of Tolstoy's birth in 1828. The range in subject matter is great and includes a reconsideration of the problems of translating Tolstoy into English, fresh approaches to his major fiction (War and Peace and Anna Karenina), a study of an underrated later work (Hadji Murat) and reassessments of Tolstoy as a thinker. The final essay records an attempt to establish a 'Tolstoyan' colony at Purleigh during Tolstoy's own ...

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Overview

This collection of essays was first published in 1978. They commemorate the 150th anniversary of Tolstoy's birth in 1828. The range in subject matter is great and includes a reconsideration of the problems of translating Tolstoy into English, fresh approaches to his major fiction (War and Peace and Anna Karenina), a study of an underrated later work (Hadji Murat) and reassessments of Tolstoy as a thinker. The final essay records an attempt to establish a 'Tolstoyan' colony at Purleigh during Tolstoy's own lifetime. There is also a bibliographical survey of British work on Tolstoy up until the 1970s. The whole collection was conceived as a specifically British contribution to the 150th anniversary celebrations. The book is illustrated with a number of little-known photographs of Tolstoy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521169219
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors; Editor's preface; Introduction R. F. Christian; Part I: 1. On translating Tolstoy Henry Gifford; 2. War over War and Peace: Prince Andrey Bolkonsky and critical literature of the 1860s and early 1870s A. V. Knowles; 3. A man speaking to men: the narratives of War and Peace W. Gareth Jones; 4. Problems of communication in Anna Karenina Malcolm V. Jones; 5. Hadji Murat: the power of understatement A. D. P. Briggs; Part II: 6. The body and pressure of time E. Lampert; 7. Tolstoy and religion E. B. Greenwood; 8. Tolstoy's philosophy of history F. F. Seeley; 9. The Purleigh Colony: Tolstoyan togetherness in the late 1890s M. J. de K. Holman; Tolstoy studies in Great Britain: a bibliographical survey Garth M. Terry; Index.

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