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New Essays on Tolstoy - Malcolm Jones

New Essays on Tolstoy

By: Malcolm Jones (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd March 2011
ISBN: 9780521169219
Number Of Pages: 270

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This collection of essays was first published in 1978. They commemorate the 150th anniversary of Tolstoy's birth in 1828. The range in subject matter is great and includes a reconsideration of the problems of translating Tolstoy into English, fresh approaches to his major fiction (War and Peace and Anna Karenina), a study of an underrated later work (Hadji Murat) and reassessments of Tolstoy as a thinker. The final essay records an attempt to establish a 'Tolstoyan' colony at Purleigh during Tolstoy's own lifetime. There is also a bibliographical survey of British work on Tolstoy up until the 1970s. The whole collection was conceived as a specifically British contribution to the 150th anniversary celebrations. The book is illustrated with a number of little-known photographs of Tolstoy.

Contributors
Editor's preface
Introduction
On translating Tolstoy Henry Gifford
War over War and Peace: Prince Andrey Bolkonsky and critical literature of the 1860s and early 1870s
A man speaking to men: the narratives of War and Peace
Problems of communication in Anna Karenina Malcolm
Hadji Murat: the power of understatement
The body and pressure of time
Tolstoy and religion
Tolstoy's philosophy of history
The Purleigh Colony: Tolstoyan togetherness in the late 1890s
Tolstoy studies in Great Britain: a bibliographical survey
Index
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ISBN: 9780521169219
ISBN-10: 0521169216
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 3rd March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.35