Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy by Donna Tussing Orwin

By Donna Tussing Orwin

A century after Leo Tolstoy's demise, the writer of struggle and Peace is broadly well-liked yet too usually considered in basic terms on the subject of his realism and judgment of right and wrong. the various facets of Tolstoy printed in those new essays converse to brand new readers with magnificent strength, relevance, and complexity. In a full of life, hard kind, prime students diversity over his lengthy lifestyles, from his first paintings formative years to the works of his outdated age like Hadji Murat, and the numerous genres within which he labored, from the most important novels to aphorisms and brief tales. The essays current new techniques to his critical subject matters: love, loss of life, spiritual religion and doubt, violence, the animal state, and battle. additionally they investigate his reception either in his lifetime and for that reason. surroundings new agendas for the learn of this vintage writer, this quantity offers a image of present scholarship on Tolstoy.

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