Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales

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Uncluttered by the complexities of plot and character that daunt so many readers of the longer Russian masterpieces, Tolstoy's tales illumine eternal truths with forceful brevity. While inspired by a sense of spiritual certainty, their narrative quality, subtle humor, and visionary power lift them far above the common run of "religious" literature. Moralists purport to tell us what our live should mean, and how we should live them. Tolstoy, on the other hand, has an uncanny gift for simply conveying what it means...
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Overview

Uncluttered by the complexities of plot and character that daunt so many readers of the longer Russian masterpieces, Tolstoy's tales illumine eternal truths with forceful brevity. While inspired by a sense of spiritual certainty, their narrative quality, subtle humor, and visionary power lift them far above the common run of "religious" literature. Moralists purport to tell us what our live should mean, and how we should live them. Tolstoy, on the other hand, has an uncanny gift for simply conveying what it means to be truly alive.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570754609
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 620,512
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

A Talk among Leisured People 3
Walk in the Light While There Is Light 8
1 God Sees the Truth, but Waits 69
2 A Prisoner in the Caucasus 78
3 The Bear-Hunt 108
4 What Men Live By 121
5 A Spark Neglected Burns the House 145
6 Two Old Men 162
7 Where Love Is, God Is 188
8 The Story of Ivan the Fool 205
9 Evil Allures, but Good Endures 239
10 Little Girls Wiser than Men 242
11 Ilyas 245
12 The Three Hermits 253
13 The Imp and the Crust 261
14 How Much Land Does a Man Need? 265
15 A Grain as Big as a Hen's Egg 283
16 The Godson 286
17 The Repentant Sinner 306
18 The Empty Drum 309
19 The Coffeehouse of Surat 321
20 Too Dear! 329
21 Esarhaddon, King of Assyria 337
22 Work, Death, and Sickness: a Legend 344
23 Three Questions 347
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2000

    Great intro to the Russian classics!

    One of the greatest of the Russian writers, in a form and translation that even children can follow and be moved by. There is no better quality family time than reading these timeless tales together. There is no more fulfilling solitude than to curl up with this collection and read it alone by the fireside. Take your choice! I started with my kids and then finished when they went to bed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2000

    A Great Sunday School Text

    We have used this book as an ongoing Text for Sunday School. The growth of our class has been unbelievable. To gain full benefit; it is suggested that only one parable be read and discussed each class. Acceptance of individual interpretation, along with 20 minutes, alone, to reflect on the parables makes for a worthwhile journey.

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