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A Confession (Hesperus Classics)

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At this time I began to write, from vanity, greed, and pride. In my writings I did exactly as in life. In order to possess the glory and the wealth for whose sake I wrote, it was necessary to conceal the good, and to display the bad. And so I did.

 

Tolstoys autobiographical essay is a dissection of his soul, a study of his lifes movement away from the religious certainties of youth, and a vital piece of reading which contextualizes the great works he is best known for. Marking the point at which his life moved from the worldly to the spiritual, Tolstoys philosophical reassessment of the Orthodox faith is a work that holds vital spiritual and intellectual importance to this very day.

Synopsis:

A Confession — an essay by Leo Tolstoy on his religious thoughts — shows the great author in process of looking for answers to profound questions that trouble all who take them on: What will come of my life? and What is the meaning of life?: these are questions whose answers were an absolute requirement for Tolstoy. In the course of the essay, Tolstoy shows different attempts to find answers on the examples of science, philosophy, eastern wisdom and the opinions of his fellow novelists. . . . finding no workable solution in any of these, Tolstoy recognizes the deep religious convictions of ordinary people as containing the key to true answers.

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) is one of the greatest Russian prose writers. His brilliantly crafted epic novels, such as War and Peace, deal with the entire gamut of Russian society, politics, and traditions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843911906
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Translator:
Briggs, Anthony
Foreword by:
Dunmore, Helen
Foreword:
Dunmore, Helen
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Author:
Dunmore, Helen
Author:
Vance, Simon
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
146
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , A Confession — an essay by Leo Tolstoy on his religious thoughts — shows the great author in process of looking for answers to profound questions that trouble all who take them on: What will come of my life? and What is the meaning of life?: these are questions whose answers were an absolute requirement for Tolstoy. In the course of the essay, Tolstoy shows different attempts to find answers on the examples of science, philosophy, eastern wisdom and the opinions of his fellow novelists. . . . finding no workable solution in any of these, Tolstoy recognizes the deep religious convictions of ordinary people as containing the key to true answers.
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