Tolstoy Plays, Volume 1 available in Hardcover
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- 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 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
An Infected Family
Dramatization of the Legend about Aggeus
The First Moonshiner
About the Author
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) wrote two of the great novels of the nineteenth century, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
Marvin Kantor is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Northwestern University and the author of Dramatic Works of D. I. Fonvizin and The Origins of Christianity in Bohemia.
Tanya Tulchinsky manages the book department at the Russian Press Service, Inc., and has translated into Russian the works of William Faulkner and D. H. Lawrence, among others.
Andrew Baruch Wachtel is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University.
Date of Birth:September 9, 1828
Date of Death:November 20, 1910
Place of Birth:Tula Province, Russia
Place of Death:Astapovo, Russia
Education:Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47