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Understanding Tolstoy, Andrew D. Kaufman

Label
Understanding Tolstoy
Title
Understanding Tolstoy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew D. Kaufman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding Tolstoy recreates Tolstoy's lifelong artistic and spiritual journey, taking readers to the core of the writer's world through nuanced close readings of his major novels and novellas. Andrew D. Kaufman's broad and accessible analysis of Tolstoy's work speaks to the ways in which Tolstoy, despite living in a manner far removed from the experiences of most modern-day Americans, is still applicable and contemporary. From a reconstruction of Olenin's search for truth in The Cossacks to an illuminating analysis of Hadji-Murat's tragic last stand, Understanding Tolstoy brings to life the fascinating parallels between Tolstoy's personal quest and his characters' journeys. Whether writing about the ballrooms and battlefields of War and Peace or the spectrum of sexual and spiritual attachments in Anna Karenina, Tolstoy emerges as a vital, searching artist who continually grows and surprises us, yet is driven by a single, unchanging belief in universal human truths. Understanding Tolstoy is a treasure trove of critical and philosophical insights that will appeal to Tolstoy aficionados of all kinds, from advanced scholars to undergraduate students. The book offers an eminently readable guide to those entering Tolstoy's world for the first time or the tenth, and it invites them to grapple alongside the writer and his characters with the most urgent existential questions of our time, and all times. -- Book Description
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Andrew
Dewey number
891.73/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3410
LC item number
.K376 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Tolstoy, Leo
Label
Understanding Tolstoy, Andrew D. Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-303) and index
Contents
The little green stick and the lost house: Tolstoy's journey as man and artist -- "The hero of my tale is truth" -- Seeking authenticity in an alienated age : Olenin and The Cossacks -- War and peace : life's "labyrinth of linkages" -- Andrei and Nikolai : intersecting spiritual orbits -- Patterns of disillusionment and discovery -- The dog and the globe : Pierre's journey to the truth -- From generation to generation -- Levin : "To err and to dream" -- Two lights : Anna and Levin -- Stumbling through life : the death of Ivan Ilyich -- Coming alive : Dmitry Nekhliudov and Resurrection -- Hadji-Murat : the stubborn thistle
Control code
ocn721085453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 p.
Isbn
9780814211649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011017303
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1531343
  • (OCoLC)721085453
Label
Understanding Tolstoy, Andrew D. Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-303) and index
Contents
The little green stick and the lost house: Tolstoy's journey as man and artist -- "The hero of my tale is truth" -- Seeking authenticity in an alienated age : Olenin and The Cossacks -- War and peace : life's "labyrinth of linkages" -- Andrei and Nikolai : intersecting spiritual orbits -- Patterns of disillusionment and discovery -- The dog and the globe : Pierre's journey to the truth -- From generation to generation -- Levin : "To err and to dream" -- Two lights : Anna and Levin -- Stumbling through life : the death of Ivan Ilyich -- Coming alive : Dmitry Nekhliudov and Resurrection -- Hadji-Murat : the stubborn thistle
Control code
ocn721085453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 p.
Isbn
9780814211649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011017303
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1531343
  • (OCoLC)721085453

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