Tolstoy Plays, Volume 1

Tolstoy Plays, Volume 1

by Leo Tolstoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810111098

ISBN-13: 9780810111097

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist; yet this part of his oeuvre has been consistently neglected by scholars and readers alike. Because the plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been flawed. Now the noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor and Tatiana Tulchinsky have

Overview

Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist; yet this part of his oeuvre has been consistently neglected by scholars and readers alike. Because the plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been flawed. Now the noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor and Tatiana Tulchinsky have prepared the first complete English translations of Tolstoy's plays. These latter pieces provide fascinating insight into Tolstoy's life and his development as a writer.

Volume One includes:
A Family of Gentlefolk
A Practical Man
An Uncle's Blessing
Free Love
An Infected Family
The Nihilist
Dramatization of the Legend about Aggeus
The First Moonshiner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810111097
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
European Drama Classics Series
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.70(d)

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