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Cambridge Companions to Literature : The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy - Donna Tussing Orwin

Cambridge Companions to Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy

By: Donna Tussing Orwin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th October 2002
ISBN: 9780521792714
Number Of Pages: 288

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Best known for his great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy remains one the most important nineteenth-century writers; throughout his career which spanned nearly three quarters of a century, he wrote fiction, journalistic essays and educational textbooks. The specially commissioned essays in The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy do justice to the sheer volume of Tolstoy's writing. Key dimensions of his writing and life are explored in essays focusing on his relationship to popular writing, the issue of gender and sexuality in his fiction and his aesthetics. The introduction provides a brief, unified account of the man, for whom his art was only one activity among many. The volume is well supported by supplementary material including a detailed guide to further reading and a chronology of Tolstoy's life, the most comprehensive compiled in English to date. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

'Indispensable for all who teach of study Tolstoy.' Rusistika '... it must be said that these are, without exception, very good essays ... For Tolstoi specialists this book, like all good books, provides fertile ground for future research ... for the more general reader this collection of clearly written essays, based on recent research, and including some useful websites, will be welcome. if it helps to bolster the study of Tolstoi in UK Russian departments it will be doubly welcome.' Slavonic & East European Review '... superb ... Every essay in this collection exhibits a high quality of arguement, knowledge, insight and clarity of exposition. Specialists and general readers alike will want to read them all, and in so doing will find their understanding of Tolstoi, as man, artist and public figures, greatly enriched.' Journal of European Studies

Notes on contributors
Editor's preface
Notes on editions, citations and transliterations
Introduction: Tolstoy as artist and public figure
The Three Novels
War and Peace
Anna Karenina
Tolstoy as a writer of popular literature
The long short story in Tolstoy's fiction
Tolstoy staged in Paris, Berlin and London
General Topics
The development of style and theme in Tolstoy
History and autobiography in Tolstoy
Women, sexuality, and the family in Tolstoy
Tolstoy in the twentieth century
Courage in Tolstoy
Tolstoy's aesthetics
Guide to further reading
Index to Tolstoy's works and characters
General index
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ISBN: 9780521792714
ISBN-10: 0521792711
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 14th October 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59