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Introduction to Tolstoy"s writings. by Ernest J. Simmons

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English


  • Tolstoǐ, L. N. -- 1828-1910.

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Includes material on his factual works.

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Number of Pages219
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Open LibraryOL23127453M

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Get this from a library! Introduction to Tolstoy's writings. [Ernest J Simmons] -- This book -- consisting in large measure of a selection of material from my published works -- attempts to describe and discuss all those writings of Tolstoy which appear to have enduring. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Donor sanrafaelpubliclibrary External-identifierPages: Nineteenth century Russian literature is a rare instance of evolutionary progress. Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoovsky succeeded one another in a truly inspiring display of bigger and better geniuses only to be topped by the arrival of Tolstoy. But literary genius, like God, always works mysteriously. War and Peace, begun when Tolstoy was thirty-seven and finished when he was forty-four, remains.

Tolstoy was born at Yasnaya Polyana, a family estate 12 kilometres ( mi) southwest of Tula, Russia, and kilometres ( mi) south of was the fourth of five children of Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy (–), a veteran of the Patriotic War of , and Countess Mariya Tolstaya (née Volkonskaya; –).His mother died when he was two and his father when he was : Sophia Behrs (m. ). An introduction to students and interested readers in general to the writings of Leo Tolstoy by Ernest Joseph Simmons published in Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy (September 9, –Novem ) succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they dealt with the truth of the human spirit. In the s, Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote his first great novel, War and Peace. In , Tolstoy set to work on the second of his best-known novels, Anna Karenina. He continued to write Born:

From Introduction To Tolstoy's Writings by Ernest J Simmons (). At the end of Tolstoy's first literary period, before his marriage and the beginning of 'War and Peace', disillusionment with literature and art turned his thoughts to problems of education.A series of experiments resulted in a collection of educational writings that are both fascinating and important and all too frequently.   An edited book like this really needs a more substantial introduction, a fuller explanation of the historical, biographical and theological context out of which Tolstoy wrote. There is an evident didactic component to what was chosen and how it was organized but we are never given an explicit discussion of how the selections build on the. Introduction to Tolstoy's writings,. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. MLA Citation. Simmons, Ernest Joseph. Introduction to Tolstoy's writings, by Ernest J. Simmons University of Chicago Press Chicago Australian/Harvard Citation. Simmons, Ernest Joseph. Not a SINGLE book has been added since the list stopped being a featured one. ETA: I just removed another batch of 20 additions that had nothing whatsoever to do with Tolstoy, and everthing with an attempt to draw attention to certain books plonked onto this list solely because it's a featured one.