The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy
Edited by Donna Tussing Orwin
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Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy by Donna Tussing Orwin
Book DescriptionBest 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520003
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Key dimensions of Tolstoy's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays.
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Author Biography - Donna Tussing Orwin
Donna Orwin is Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. She has published widely on Russian literature and Tolstoy in particular.
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