Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 2: 1895-1910

Author: R. F. Christian,Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571324061

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 366

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An important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times Volume 2 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1895-1910. These Diaries were meticulously edited by R.F. Christian so as to reflect Tolstoy's preoccupations as a writer (his views on his own work and that of others), his development as a person and as a thinker, and his attitudes to contemporary social problems, rural life, industrialisation, education, and later, to religious and spiritual questions. Christian introduces each period with a brief and informative summary of the main biographical details of Tolstoy's life. The result is a unique portrait of a great writer in the variegation of his everyday existence. 'As a picture of the turbulent Russian world which Tolstoy inhabited these diaries are incomparable - the raw stuff not yet processed into art.' Anthony Burgess 'A model of scholarship, one of the most important books to be published in recent years.' A. N. Wilson, Spectator
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Tolstoy's Diaries, 1895-1910

Author: Leo Tolstoy,Reginald Frank Christian

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571269051

Category: Novelists, Russian

Page: 366

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An important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times Volume 2 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1895-1910. These Diaries were meticulously edited by R.F. Christian so as to reflect Tolstoy's preoccupations as a writer (his views on his own work and that of others), his development as a person and as a thinker, and his attitudes to contemporary social problems, rural life, industrialisation, education, and later, to religious and spiritual questions. Christian introduces each period with a brief and informative summary of the main biographical details of Tolstoy's life. The result is a unique portrait of a great writer in the variegation of his everyday existence. 'As a picture of the turbulent Russian world which Tolstoy inhabited these diaries are incomparable - the raw stuff not yet processed into art.' Anthony Burgess 'A model of scholarship, one of the most important books to be published in recent years.' A. N. Wilson, Spectator
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Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894

Author: R. F. Christian,Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571308813

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 412

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R. F. Christian's editions of Tolstoy's Diaries and Letters, both in two volumes, are definitive. Volume 1 of the Diaries covers the years 1847-1894, and Volume 2 the years 1895-1910. Passages have been chosen to reflect Tolstoy's preoccupations as a writer - his views on his own work and that of others - and his development as a person and as a thinker. The passages also show his attitude to contemporary social problems, rural life, industrialisation, education, and later, to religious and spiritual questions. R. F. Christian has grouped the diary entries chronologically, introducing each period with a brief and informative summary of the main biographical details of Tolstoy's life. The result is something much more than source material for Tolstoy's life and thought, though it could hardly be richer in that respect, it is a unique, direct and unhindered portrait of a great man and a very great writer in the variegation of his everyday existence. 'As a picture of the turbulent Russian world which Tolstoy inhabited these diaries are incomparable - the raw stuff not yet processed into art.' Anthony Burgess 'Professor Christian's work, a fitting companion to his two-volume edition of the Letters, is an important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times 'What Professor R. F. Christian has done is to provide us with a huge two-volume digest, punctiliously edited and translated . . . It is a model of scholarship, one of the most important books to be published in recent years.' A. N. Wilson, The Spectator 'R. F. Christian's engagement for some fifteen years with (Tolstoy's) letters and diaries has been a notable service to the English-speaking public.' Henry Gifford, Times Literary Supplement
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Give War and Peace a Chance

Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times

Author: Andrew Kaufman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145164471X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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An argument in favor of the modern relevance of Tolstoy's classic examines its characters' pursuit of a meaningful life in a war-torn country as well as its reflection on topics ranging from courage and romance to parenting and death.
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Lev and Sonya

The Story of the Tolstoy Marriage

Author: Louise Smoluchowski,graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Putnam Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Novelists, Russian

Page: 288

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Story of the Tolstoy Marriage.
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Leo Tolstoy

An Annotated Bibliography of English Language Sources from 1978 to 2003

Author: David R. Egan,Melinda A. Egan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 311

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In this quarter-century update of Leo Tolstoy: An Annotated Bibliography of English Language Sources to 1978, authors David and Melinda Egan list the more than 1,200 books, essays, articles and doctoral dissertations written about the great Russian author from 1978 to 2003. The book provides a comprehensive list of English language studies of Tolstoy's life, art, thought and influence, by addressing his novels, the major components of his non-literary life, and his legacy to the world.
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War and Peace

Tolstoy's Mirror of the World

Author: Rimvydas Šilbajoris

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780805794496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

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This study provides a full analysis of the three basic narrative dimensions of War and Peace as a historical novel, as a piece of pure fiction, and as Tolstoy's philosophy of the nature of history. Silbajoris demonstrates that each minute detail in the landscape of this novel creates intimacy among individuals, and also between each person and the vast panorama of impersonal history.
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