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Title:
The Cambridge companion to Tolstoy
Author:
Orwin, Donna Tussing, 1947-
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xv, 271 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521010139

9780521520003

9780521792714
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Book

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Summary

Key dimensions of Tolstoy's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays.


Summary

Best known for his great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy remains one the most important nineteenth-century writers; throughout his career which spanned nearly three quarters of a century, he wrote fiction, journalistic essays and educational textbooks. The specially commissioned essays in The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy do justice to the sheer volume of Tolstoy's writing. Key dimensions of his writing and life are explored in essays focusing on his relationship to popular writing, the issue of gender and sexuality in his fiction and his aesthetics. The introduction provides a brief, unified account of the man, for whom his art was only one activity among many. The volume is well supported by supplementary material including a detailed guide to further reading and a chronology of Tolstoy's life, the most comprehensive compiled in English to date. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.


Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on editions, citations and transliterations
Chronology
Introduction: Tolstoy as artist and public figureDonna Tussing Orwin
Part I The Three Novels
1 War and PeaceGary Saul Morson
2 Anna KareninaBarbara Lonnqvist
3 ResurrectionHugh McLean
Part II Genres
4 Tolstoy as a writer of popular literatureGary R. Jahn
5 The long short story in Tolstoy's fictionRichard Freeborn
6 Tolstoy staged in Paris, Berlin and LondonW. Gareth Jones
Part III General Topics
7 The development of style and theme in TolstoyLiza Knapp
8 History and autobiography in TolstoyAndrew Wachtel
9 Women, sexuality, and the family in TolstoyEdwina Cruise
10 Tolstoy in the twentieth centuryGeorge R. Clay
11 Courage in TolstoyDonna Tussing Orwin
12 Tolstoy's aestheticsCaryl Emerson
Guide to further reading
Index to Tolstoy's works and characters
General index
Notes on contributors
Editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on editions, citations and transliterations
Chronology
Introduction: Tolstoy as artist and public figureDonna Tussing Orwin
Part I The Three Novels
1 War and PeaceGary Saul Morson
2 Anna KareninaBarbara Lonnqvist
3 ResurrectionHugh McLean
Part II Genres
4 Tolstoy as a writer of popular literatureGary R. Jahn
5 The long short story in Tolstoy's fictionRichard Freeborn
6 Tolstoy staged in Paris, Berlin and LondonW. Gareth Jones
Part III General Topics
7 The development of style and theme in TolstoyLiza Knapp
8 History and autobiography in TolstoyAndrew Wachtel
9 Women, sexuality, and the family in TolstoyEdwina Cruise
10 Tolstoy in the twentieth centuryGeorge R. Clay
11 Courage in TolstoyDonna Tussing Orwin
12 Tolstoy's aestheticsCaryl Emerson
Guide to further reading
Index to Tolstoy's works and characters
General index