Tolstoy Plays, Volume 2: 1886-1889

Tolstoy Plays, Volume 2: 1886-1889

by Leo Tolstoy, Marvin Kantor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810113945

ISBN-13: 9780810113947

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist. Because his plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been seriously flawed. Now noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor and Tatiana Tulchinsky have prepared the first complete English translation of the great writer's

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Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist. Because his plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been seriously flawed. Now noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor and Tatiana Tulchinsky have prepared the first complete English translation of the great writer's plays.

Tolstoy: Plays, Volume 2 offers two long plays written during the years 1886-89. The Realm of Darkness is Tolstoy's best-known play, a treatment of moral issues within a community of Russian peasants. The lesser known The Fruits of Enlightenment, a comic portrait of an upper-class Russian family afflicted with various social diseases, was written to be performed for Tolstoy's family, and not intended for publication. Andrew Baruch Wachtel has added an informative introduction on this aspect of Tolstoy's art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810113947
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
European Drama Classics Series
Edition description:
Translated
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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