Academic journal article Tolstoy Studies Journal

Annotated Bibliography for 2011-2012

Academic journal article Tolstoy Studies Journal

Annotated Bibliography for 2011-2012

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A. [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] . Coct. [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2012. This collection documents Anton Chekhov's interactions with the "Posrednik" publishing circle (V. G. Chertkov, I. I. Gorbunov-Posadov, P. I. Biriukovii, A. M. Khir'iakovii, et al.). The letters and commentary in the volume provide updated information about Tolstoy and other writers of the time.

Ahearn, Stephen T. "Tolstoy's Integration Metaphor from War and Peace." Mathematics in Popular Culture: Essays on Appearances in Film, Fiction, Games, Television and Other Media. Ed. Jessica K. Sklar and Elizabeth S. Sklar. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012. 258-264. This article explores Tolstoy's mathematical metaphors in War and Peace. Tolstoy clarifies his theory of history by demonstrating the mistaken assumption of historians to substitute discrete events for continuity. Tolstoy's solution to the historical problem is to allow for the infinite in his equation.

[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]. Mockba: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2011. This collection contains reprinted essays by the literary scholar L. I. Aksel'rod (1868-1946) on the topic of Tolstoy, including "Tolstoy's Spiritual Tragedy as a Basis for His Religious Doctrine," "Tolstoy's Resurrection," "Tolstoy and Social Democracy," and "About Tolstoy's Posthumous Literary Works."

[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2012. This monograph analyzes the historical background of Ivan Goncharov's works. Alekseev considers Goncharov's poetics, the category of value in Oblomov, the issues of space and civilization in The Precipice, and the potential of spirituality in The Frigate Pallada. Particular attention is given to comparing Goncharov's works and worldview to Tolstoy's.

[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1911-2011). Mockba: TMT, 2011. 41-42. This article outlines the development of materials on the website In addition to biographical information on Tolstoy, the site provides a search feature that allows for a comprehensive review of Tolstoy's works, scholarly material on Tolstoy, and over 22,000 volumes from the personal Tolstoy library.

--, "Lev Tolstoj: Energia del Sentimento, Energia della Ragione" = "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]." trans. Fausto Malcovati. Tolstoj-Leopardi: Il respiro dell'anima = [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]. Recanati: Palazzo Leopardi, 2011. 164-279. This biography focuses on the role of Tolstoy's estate, Yasnaya Polyana, in the writer's personal development. Tolstoy's interest in his genealogy and ancestry is detailed, as well as struggles in his marital, personal, and religious life. The text of the article is supplemented with images of places, people, and items associated with Tolstoy. The article comprises the second half of a joint Russian-Italian effort to present the lives and works of two key cultural figures, the first half being devoted to the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi.

--, "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 28 (2011): 77-84. This article outlines the dialogue between Tolstoy and American artistic, social, and moral thinkers. Tolstoy's ties to America reveal several opportunities for interaction, cooperation, and mutual influence between Russia and the United States, beginning in the 1850s.

--, "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] = American Cultural Myths and Perspectives on the USA Literary Perception. MocKBa: PITY, 2011. 214-223.

This article compares Tolstoy's war prose to the works of Walt Whitman. Alekseeva observes similarities in the reactions of the authors to the concept of war and their artistic depiction of the events, despite each author's different experiences.


This article considers Tolstoy's interest in slavery and the abolitionist movement in America beginning in the 1850s and continuing through the 1890s, when he emphasized parallels between the social situations of Russia and the United States. …

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