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Tolstoy : A Very Short Introduction - Liza Knapp

Tolstoy

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 24th May 2019
ISBN: 9780198813934
Number Of Pages: 168

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War and Peace and Anna Karenina are widely recognised as two of the greatest novels ever written. Their author, Leo Tolstoy, has been honoured as the father of the modern war story; as an innovator in psychological prose and forerunner of stream of consciousness; and as a genius at using fiction to reveal the mysteries of love and death. At the time of his death in 1910, Tolstoy was known the world over as both a great writer and as a merciless critic of institutions that perpetrated, bred, or tolerated injustice and violence in any form.

Yet among literary critics and rival writers, it has become a commonplace to disparage Tolstoy's <"thought>" while praising his <"art.>" In this Very Short Intorduction Liza Knapp explores the heart of Tolstoy's work. Focussing on his masterpieces of fiction which have stood the test of time, she analyses his works of non-fiction alongside them, and sketches out the core themes in Tolstoy's art and thought, and the interplay between them. Tracing the continuing influence of Tolstoy's work on modern literature, Knapp highlights those aspects of his writings that remain relevant today.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

1: From "Ant Brothers" to loving all as brothers and sisters 2: Tolstoy on War and on Peace 3: Tolstoy on love 4: Tolstoy on death 5: What Tolstoy believed 6: What then must we do? 7: Tolstoy's art and Tolstoy's devices Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780198813934
ISBN-10: 0198813937
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 24th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.11

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