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Derrick Leon

Tolstoy, his life and work ...

by Derrick Leon

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Published by Routledge in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG3385 .L43 1944
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 372 p.
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6466179M
    LC Control Number44005252
    OCLC/WorldCa1918248

      The great writer’s life and work, years on. But she conveys a perfect balance between admiration for Tolstoy’s art and respect for his life as a . Leo Tolstoy. Leo Tolstoy was a believer in the novel not as a source of entertainment, but as a tool for psychological education and reform. It was, in his eyes, the supreme medium by which we can get to know others, especially those who might from the outside seem unappealling, and thereby expand our humanity and tolerance.

    "Tolstoy: A Russian Life" is, fittingly, nearly as capacious and baggy a work as those of its subject. Delving into everything from Tolstoy's ancestors to the fate of his children after his death to recipes of favorite desserts cooked by his wife, this biography meanders charmingly back and forth through Tolstoy's life, illuminating him as a /5.   T he state of Tolstoy's health was closely monitored by the press during the final phase of his life. Years before his death in , people worried about what it would mean. "I dread Tolstoy's Author: Christopher Tayler.

    Leo Tolstoy (September 9, –Novem ) began tussling with the grandest questions of existence from an early age. As a young man, he struggled through his search for himself, learned the hard way about the moral weight of immoral motives, and confronted the meaning of human late middle age, his work had gained him worldwide literary acclaim, but . Pneumonia was the official cause. His death came just weeks after Tolstoy, then 82 years old, made a rather dramatic decision. He left his wife, his comfortable estate and his wealth and traveled 26 hours to Sharmardino, where Tolstoy’s sister Marya lived, and where he planned to live the remainder of his life in a small, rented hut.


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Tolstoy, his life and work .. by Derrick Leon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Tolstoy wrote this book as a philosophical and religious search for an understanding of life beyond scientific formulae, and as part of his search for human happiness. Published by White Crow Books, ISBN   The work was taken up by Lidiya Gromova Opulskaya, who produced a further two before dying in her turn, so that to date the last eighteen years of Tolstoy’s life remain uncovered.

Ernest J. Simmons’s Leo Tolstoy (), now out of print, is probably still the most inclusive and definitive English-language life. Leo Tolstoy - His Life and Work Paul Birukoff, Tolstoy's biographer, friend and confidant, Pavel Ivanovitch Birioukov, also spelled Birukov, Biryukov () This ebook presents «Leo Tolstoy - His Life and Work», from Paul Birukoff.

A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter : Paul Birukoff. Leo Tolstoy - His Life and Work [Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy (September 9, - November [Reprinted here from Handbook of Russian Literature, Victor Terras, ed.(New Haven CT: Yale University Press, )] [] Tolstoi, Lev Nikolaevich (), writer, was born 9 September at Yasnaya Polyana, his family's Tolstoy, km south of Moscow.

He was the fourth of five children born to Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoi (died ) and Mariya Nikolaevna. 1 Leo Tolstoy: His Life and Work. Part I: The Family Origin of Leo Tolstoy; Part II: Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth () Part III: Military Services () Part IV: Travels, Literary, and Social Activity; Sources.

Leo Tolstoy, Russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world’s greatest novelists. Tolstoy is best known for his two longest works, War and Peace (–69) and Anna Karenina (–77), which are commonly regarded as among the.

Shortly after turning fifty, Leo Tolstoy (September 9, –Novem ) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia despite having a large estate, good health for his age, a wife who had born him.

Tolstoy was one of the first thinkers to pose the problem of life’s meaning in a modern way. Tolstoy tells us that he wrote to make money, take care of his family, and to distract himself from questions about meaning.

But later—when seized with questions about the meaning of life and death—he came to regard his literary work as worthless. This book, first published inprovides a comprehensive overview of the work and life of the writer and philosopher Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy.

Widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time, this title examines some of Tolstoy’s most seminal works, including War and Peace and Anna : Derrick Leon. Get this from a library. Tolstoy: His Life and Work. [Derrick Leon] -- This book, first published inprovides a comprehensive overview of the work and life of the writer and philosopher Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy.

Widely considered one of the greatest novelists of. This book, first published inprovides a comprehensive overview of the work and life of the writer and philosopher Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time, this title examines some of Tolstoy’s most seminal works, including War and Peace and Anna by: 3.

The first volume, now published, contains the story of his origin and the earlier periods of his life--childhood, youth, and manhood, and ends with his marriage. This limit is, I think, very appropriate, the more so as Tolstoy himself looks upon his. Tolstoy stars here as the villainous hero of his own life story, my abiding memory is the sense that Troyat didn't much like his subject, admittedly this memory coming from his description of Tolstoy's wedding, he married the daughter of a woman he had once asked to marry when he was a young man and having been turned down by the mother popped up years later to carry off /5.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leon, Derrick, Tolstoy, his life and work. London, Routledge [] (OCoLC) Named Person. Rosamund Bartlett’s exhaustive new biography, the first since A. Wilson’s of 25 years ago, takes a panoramic view of Tolstoy’s tumultuous life but unlike Wilson’s work, Tolstoy: A Russian Life pays as much attention to Tolstoy’s spiritual and political evolution as it does to his most familiar role as the author of War and Peace Author: Rosamund Bartlett.

It was during his tour of duty that Tolstoy published his first work, Childhood, an account of the life and experiences of a young boy. The novel garnered him immediate literary recognition. His celebrity status only grew throughout subsequent years as he published more stories and completed two sequels to Childhood: Boyhood and Youth.

His son Leo, for example, in his own memoir of Tolstoy’s life, The Truth About My Father (written, it is true, explicitly to defend Sonya from. InTolstoy’s long-suffering wife, Countess Sophia Andreevna Tolstaya, received a gift from her brother: it was a joke recipe book of all the dishes Tolstaya had developed over the years to Author: Marianna Hunt.

Book Description. This book, first published inprovides a comprehensive overview of the work and life of the writer and philosopher Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time, this title examines some of Tolstoy’s most seminal works, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Turgenev, who had a falling out with Tolstoy, complained often in his letters when he reached where we are in the book. —Yiyun A few days later, still pondering War and Peace, Turgenev wrote: “It contains intolerable things and astonishing things, and the astonishing things, which essentially predominate, are magnificent; none of us has.Leo Tolstoy His Life and Work Childhood and Early Manhood by Leo Tolstoy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Buy Tolstoy; His Life and Work Reprint by Derrick.

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