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The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy
     

The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy

by Donna Tussing Orwin
 

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Best known for his great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy remains one the most important nineteenth-century writers; throughout his career which spanned nearly three quarters of a century, he wrote fiction, journalistic essays and educational textbooks. The specially commissioned essays in The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy do justice to the sheer

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Best known for his great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy remains one the most important nineteenth-century writers; throughout his career which spanned nearly three quarters of a century, he wrote fiction, journalistic essays and educational textbooks. The specially commissioned essays in The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy do justice to the sheer volume of Tolstoy's writing. 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 his 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.

Editorial Reviews

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"...useful, provocative." Slavic and East European Journal, Thomas Newlin, Oberlin College

"This Cambridge Companion is a major contribution to Tolstoy scholarship." The Russian Review

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"The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy will be an important addition to libraries, scholars' bookshelves, and existing reference texts for university courses on Tolstoy." - The International Fiction Review Allan Reid

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139816441
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/19/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Donna Orwin is Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. She has published widely on Russian literature and Tolstoy in particular.

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