Activist and author Tillie Olsen is best known for her prize-winning fiction Tell Me a Riddle and Yonnondio: From the Thirties. She has taught at MIT, Stanford, and Amherst. Olsen is an recipient of an Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature from the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time, Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a social reformer, pacifist, Christian anarchist, and vegetarian in his naive Russia. His masterpieces, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, represent what is considered the peak of realistic fiction.
The Riddle of Life and Death: Tell Me a Riddle and The Death of Ivan Illichby Tillie Olsen, Leo Tolstoy
Contrasting stories on the ultimate questions: Olsen circles in psychological time; Tolstoy is linear, realistic.See more details below
Contrasting stories on the ultimate questions: Olsen circles in psychological time; Tolstoy is linear, realistic.
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