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The Resource War and peace : Tolstoy's mirror of the world, Rimvydas Šilbajoris, (electronic resource)

War and peace : Tolstoy's mirror of the world, Rimvydas Šilbajoris, (electronic resource)

Label
War and peace : Tolstoy's mirror of the world
Title
War and peace
Title remainder
Tolstoy's mirror of the world
Statement of responsibility
Rimvydas Šilbajoris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work War and Peace, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
  • In War and Peace: Tolstoy's Mirror of the World, author Rimvydas Silbajoris explores the thesis that Tolstoy's landmark is indeed a statement about life in its totality, as if the earth were a unified organism narrating itself in the uncountable processes of living and dying. This totality, Silbajoris argues, is a model as much of the outside world as of inner human universes, organically fused together by Tolstoy's creative energy. In this incisive study, Silbajoris leaps beyond previous examinations of War and Peace, providing a rich interpretation of landscape, object, action, and feeling. Offering a background sketch of the factors that contributed to its conception, development, and execution, he follows the novel through each of several drafts. This careful and meticulous foundation sets the stage for a truly fertile analysis exploring the three basic narrative dimensions of the work: as a historical novel; as a story of fictional characters living among great figures of history; and as a set of philosophical propositions that elucidate Tolstoy's views on history, free will, and the infinite complexity of emotions as they intersect with the epic forces of life. Viewed through the elaborate lattice of human experience presented in the text, each detail of the novel, Silbajoris shows, contains and reveals the fullness of life - and a sense of the intimate bond between individuals and the vast panorama of history
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GVRL
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1926-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Šilbajoris, Rimvydas
Dewey number
891.73/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3365.V65
LC item number
S53 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Twayne's masterwork studies
  • Gale virtual reference library
Series volume
no. 146
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Tolstoy, Leo
Label
War and peace : Tolstoy's mirror of the world, Rimvydas Šilbajoris, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-144) and index
Contents
Chronology: Leo Tolstoy's life and works -- Literary and historical context. 1. Tolstoy's Russia: between east and west. 2. War and peace: the towering novel. 3. Kicking the mountain: the critics' response : a reading. 4. Conception and growth of the novel. 5. The world of perceptions. 6. Perspectives: author, reader, character. 7. Recurrences and linkages. 8. Dynamics and building blocks. 9. Genre and the hero
Control code
ocn734022245
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 149 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805719550
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
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unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1476087
  • (OCoLC)734022245
Label
War and peace : Tolstoy's mirror of the world, Rimvydas Šilbajoris, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-144) and index
Contents
Chronology: Leo Tolstoy's life and works -- Literary and historical context. 1. Tolstoy's Russia: between east and west. 2. War and peace: the towering novel. 3. Kicking the mountain: the critics' response : a reading. 4. Conception and growth of the novel. 5. The world of perceptions. 6. Perspectives: author, reader, character. 7. Recurrences and linkages. 8. Dynamics and building blocks. 9. Genre and the hero
Control code
ocn734022245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 149 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805719550
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1476087
  • (OCoLC)734022245

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