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Divine and Human: An Other Stories (European Classics)

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Leo Tolstoy undertook the writing of the stories in Divine and Human and Other Stories around the time of the 1905 revolution in Russia. While doing so, he drew on the tragic past of Russia and its empire to comment on the issues and ideas of the day. Tolstoy had long before taken on the mantle of sage, and in addition to his treatises and essays on religious and social topics, he continued to write many works of fiction. The stories "Divine and Human", "Berries", and "What For?" are collected together here for the first time, and they show the depth of — and contradictions in — Tolstoy's thought as he tried to reconcile his harsh religious beliefs with humanistic appeals for justice. Taken as a whole the collection is a revealing look at the irreconcilable life and thought of a literary giant.

Synopsis:

Drawing on the tragic past of Russia and its empire to comment on the issues and ideas of his day, Leo Tolstoy wrote the stories in Divine and Human and Other Stories during the chaos surrounding the 1905 revolution. These stories, presented together for the first time, show the depth of, and contradictions in, Tolstoy's thought as he tried to reconcile his harsh religious beliefs with humanist appeals for justice. Taken as a whole, the collection is a revealing look at the complex life and thought of a literary giant.

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) wrote two of the great novels of the nineteenth century, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Peter Sekirin was born in Russia and holds a Ph.D. in RussiaPeter Sekirin was born in Russia and holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from the University of Toronto. He has been worn Literature from the University of Toronto. He has been working at the Center for Russian Studies at the University of king at the Center for Russian Studies at the University of Toronto since 1999. His works include The Dostoevsky ArchiveToronto since 1999. His works include The Dostoevsky Archive, a biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky; the English-language tra, a biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky; the English-language translations of Tolstory's The Calendar of Wisdom; and On the Snslations of Tolstory's The Calendar of Wisdom; and On the Sea and Other Stories: Early Short Stories of Anton Chekhov. ea and Other Stories: Early Short Stories of Anton Chekhov. He works as a research associate at the University of TorontHe works as a research associate at the University of Toronto and lives in North York, Ontario. o and lives in North York, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810117624
Introduction:
Spence, Gordon
Other:
Spence, Gordon
Translator:
Spence, Gordon
Introduction by:
Spence, Gordon
Introduction:
Spence, Gordon
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Author:
Spence, Gordon
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Author:
Spence, G. W.
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Tolstoy, Leo
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-112).
Series:
European Classics
Series Volume:
106-111
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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Drawing on the tragic past of Russia and its empire to comment on the issues and ideas of his day, Leo Tolstoy wrote the stories in Divine and Human and Other Stories during the chaos surrounding the 1905 revolution. These stories, presented together for the first time, show the depth of, and contradictions in, Tolstoy's thought as he tried to reconcile his harsh religious beliefs with humanist appeals for justice. Taken as a whole, the collection is a revealing look at the complex life and thought of a literary giant.

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