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: R. F. Christian,graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571269051

Category: Novelists, Russian

Page: 366

View: 8372

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

View: 5802

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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Tolstoy's Diaries

Author: R. F. Christian,Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571324033

Category:

Page: 412

View: 1968

'An important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday TimesVolume 1 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1847-1894 and was 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, 1847-1894

Author: R. F. Christian,graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571269044

Category: Novelists, Russian

Page: 412

View: 1823

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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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

View: 1465

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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Tolstoy's Diaries

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780006545132

Category: Novelists, Russian

Page: 581

View: 7230

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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

View: 9261

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.
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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: 9780810854116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

View: 7489

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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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

View: 2219

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Autobiography of Countess Tolstoy

Author: Sophie Andreevna Tolstoy

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465511075

Category:

Page: N.A

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Tolstoy's Letters: 1880-1910

Author: Leo Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy (graf),Reginald Frank Christian

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780485711721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 737

View: 2125

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Authors and Artists for Young Adults

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787666446

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 225

View: 6132

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.
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Australian Slavonic and East European Studies

Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Slavists' Association and of the Australasian Association for Study of the Socialist Countries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: N.A

View: 5154

Posted in Europe, Eastern

Books and Bookmen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 8558

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War and Peace

Tolstoy's Mirror of the World

Author: Rimvydas Šilbajoris

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805794496

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

View: 9442

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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Kindheit und Jugend

Author: Lev N. Tolstoj,Karl Bannwitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538063501

Category:

Page: 524

View: 4227

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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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Untergang eines Herzens

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3746749425

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3373

Der Geheime Kommissionsrat Salomonsohn, einer der reichsten Männer in seiner süddeutschen Heimatstadt, ist mit der Gattin und der gemeinsamen 19-jährigen Tochter Erna in einem Hotel im oberitalienischen Gardone abgestiegen. In jener Nacht, in der die Erzählung einsetzt, raubt ihm wohl Magendrücken, durch italienische Kost verursacht, den Schlaf. Als Salomonsohn deswegen aufsteht und sich durch den dunklen Korridor tastet, macht er eine unfassbare Entdeckung. Erna kehrt, offenbar ohne den Vater zu bemerken, in ihr Zimmer zurück. Salomonsohn stellt weder seine einzige Tochter zur Rede, noch bespricht er das besondere Vorkommnis mit seiner Frau. Stattdessen rätselt er, innerlich gepeinigt, welcher der drei „geschniegelten Laffen“ als Verführer der bis dato heißgeliebten Tochter in Frage kommen könnte.
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