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

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

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.

Tolstoy's Diaries


Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780006545132
Category: Novelists, Russian
Page: 581
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Tolstoy's Diaries, 1847-1894


Author: R. F. Christian,graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571269044
Category: Novelists, Russian
Page: 412
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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

Gandhi: 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings


Author: Mohandas Gandhi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107393620
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhi's fundamental work. It is a key to understanding not only his life and thought but also the politics of South Asia in the first half of the twentieth century. For the first time this volume presents the 1910 text of Hind Swaraj and includes Gandhi's own Preface and Foreword (not found in other editions) and annotations by the editor. In his Introduction, Anthony Parel sets the work in its historical and political contexts. He analyses the significance of Gandhi's experiences in England and South Africa, and examines the intellectual cross-currents from East and West that affected the formation of the mind and character of one of the twentieth century's truly outstanding figures. The second part of the volume contains some of Gandhi's other writings, including his correspondence with Tolstoy, Nehru and others. Short bibliographical synopses of prominent figures mentioned in the text and a chronology of important events are also included as aids to the reader.

The Bond of the Furthest Apart

Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka
Author: Sharon Cameron
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022641423X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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In the French filmmaker Robert Bresson’s cinematography, the linkage of fragmented, dissimilar images challenges our assumption that we know either what things are in themselves or the infinite ways in which they are entangled. The “bond” of Sharon Cameron’s title refers to the astonishing connections found both within Bresson’s films and across literary works by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Kafka, whose visionary rethinkings of experience are akin to Bresson’s in their resistance to all forms of abstraction and classification that segregate aspects of reality. Whether exploring Bresson’s efforts to reassess the limits of human reason and will, Dostoevsky’s subversions of Christian conventions, Tolstoy’s incompatible beliefs about death, or Kafka’s focus on creatures neither human nor animal, Cameron illuminates how the repeated juxtaposition of disparate, even antithetical, phenomena carves out new approaches to defining the essence of being, one where the very nature of fixed categories is brought into question. An innovative look at a classic French auteur and three giants of European literature, The Bond of the Furthest Apart will interest scholars of literature, film, ethics, aesthetics, and anyone drawn to an experimental venture in critical thought.

Leo Tolstoy

An Annotated Bibliography of English Language Sources from 1978 to 2003
Author: David R. Egan,Melinda A. Egan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854116
Category: Literary Criticism
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.

Lev and Sonya

The Story of Tolstoy Marriage
Author: Louise Smoluchowski,graf Leo Tolstoy,Sofʹi︠a︡ Andreevna Tolstai︠a︡
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Authors and Artists for Young Adults


Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787666446
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 225
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With Authors & Artists for Young Adults teens have a source where they can discover fascinating and entertaining facts about the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists, and other creative personalities that most interest them. International in scope, each volume contains 20-25 entries offering personal behind-the-scenes information, portraits, movie stills, bibliographies, a cumulative index and more.For table of contents or other volume specific information see the entry for the volume.

War and Peace

Tolstoy's Mirror of the World
Author: Rimvydas Šilbajoris
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: 9780805794496
Category: Fiction
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.

Tolstoy's Letters: 1880-1910


Author: Leo Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy (graf),Reginald Frank Christian
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780485711721
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 737
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Der Schneesturm

Volkserzählungen
Author: Lew Nikolajewitsch Tolstoi
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 395455142X
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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„Volkserzählungen“ bilden einen erbaulichen und belehrenden Zyklus der Geschichten von Lew Tolstoi (1828-1910). Ludwig Wittgenstein und James Joyce waren die großen Verehrer dieses Werkes von Tolstoi.