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Vol. 26, Annual

Annotated Bibliography for 2013-2014
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] This collection presents material from a roundtable dedicated to the artistic legacy of Leonid Bolshakov at the seventh Bolshakov Readings held on March 27, 2014 in the city of Orenburg. Various participants remark...
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Tolstoy and World Literature 2014, Yasnaya Polyana
The Ninth "Lev Tolstoy i mirovaia literatura [Lev Tolstoy and World Literature]" International Conference, organized by Galina Alekseeva of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum Estate and Donna Orwin of the University of Toronto, was held at Yasnaya Polyana...
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Vol. 25, Annual

Genre and the Temptations of Narrative Desire in Kreutzer Sonata
As Tolstoy was completing Anna Karenina in 1877, he began to experience the spiritual crisis that he later chronicled in A Confession. This led to his well-known repudiation of the vast majority of his previous works and a period during which he abandoned...
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Death by Inauthenticity: Heidegger's Debt to Ivan Il'ich's Fall
It is tempting to describe The Death of Ivan Il'ich as an excellent illustration of some major elements of Being and Time, but that would not be accurate. More properly, Heidegger owes a debt of inspiration to Tolstoy, a debt not fully repaid by the...
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Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Recovery in War and Peace: The Case of Nikolai Rostov
In the last several years in the United States, there has been an increasing focus on and concern for the psychological casualties of war. Because of medical advances, the chances today of a soldier surviving a battlefield injury are far greater than...
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Tolstoy's Critique of Modernity in War and Peace: Intersections with Foucault
In the last decades of his life, Tolstoy's activities helped forge his reputation as the apostle of the rejection of modernity. The spiritual guidance he freely offered, his retreat to the quasi-autarkic economy of Yasnaya Polyana, his anarchist convictions,...
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Socratic and Kantian Ideas of Virtue in Anna Karenina
Several passages in Anna Karenina suggest a reference to a blend of Socratic and Kantian ideas of virtue. Though Plato, our source for Socrates, and Kant are explicitly mentioned in the novel, we start our investigation not from these references, but...
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"I Am Fond of the French and the Swedes ... " Swedish Visitors to Leo Tolstoy
True to his internationalist outlook, Tolstoy always tried not to show any bias as far as nations and peoples were concerned. Nevertheless, according to his son Lev L'vovich, he is supposed once to have confessed that he was especially fond of the...
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"Though This Be Madness": Sofia Tolstaya's Second Response to Kreutzer Sonata
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough. It is potentially liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. R. D. Laing, The Politics of Experience (1967) [...] when a heroine goes mad she always goes into...
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Discussing Art in the Second Redaction of Resurrection
Research on the manuscripts of Resurrection shows how Tolstoy, in his own words, "discarded from" and "hacked away at the pile" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 171)--in other words, edited. Materials from the six redactions of the novel bear witness...
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Tolstoy on Pogroms? I. Teneromo (Feinerman): "Reminiscences about L. N. Tolstoy. Pogroms"
After a dark spell of pogroms broke out against the Jews in the 1880s and the ruling Hamans of St. Petersburg organized a new series of persecutions and restrictive measures, Russian society began to speak up. One could hear authoritative voices of...
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Hemingway and Tolstoy: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "Death of Ivan Il'ich"
Drawing some parallels between Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Il'ich, Hugh McLean noted the similarity between the two "biological" writers, by which he meant their interest in "birth and death" (McLean 207)....
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Annotated Bibliography for 2012-2013
1812 [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2013. This publication commemorates the two-hundredth anniversary of the Russian Patriotic War of 1812. The collection examines the war's depiction in a variety of literary works. Several articles focus on Tolstoy's...
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Galina Vasil'evna Alekseeva
Galina Vasil'evna Alekseeva, Head of Research at the State Tolstoy Museum at Yasnaya Polyana and Distinguished Cultural Scholar of the Russian Federation, is widely known as a highly qualified academic, an energetic leader, an authority on Russian...
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Vol. 24, Annual

Estranged and Degraded Worlds: The Grotesque Aesthetics of Tolstoy's Resurrection
Tolstoy's Resurrection has the dual honor of being both its author's last full novel and also the final Russian realist novel of the nineteenth century. (1) The historical associations of its date of publication have shaped and divided critical receptions...
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Path of Life: Lev Tolstoy's Prescriptive Spiritual Diaries
Gradually it has become clear to me what every great philosophy so far has been: namely, the personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir; also that the moral (or immoral) intentions in every philosophy constituted...
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Tolstoy, Zionism, and the Hebrew Culture
In framing the Jewish "petite-bourgeoisie disease," Amos Oz lists a handful of ideological "visions" that informed the Zionist project from its inception: reestablishing the Davidic Dynasty; a handful of messianic dreams; a Marxist utopia; a sober...
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For His Eyes Only: Performance and Spectatorship in Family Happiness
A young Lady may learn the delectable Arcana of Domestic Affairs in as little time as is usually devoted to directing the position of her hands on a Piano-Forte, or of her Feet in a Quadrille, which will enable her to make the Cage of Matrimony as...
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Emerson and Tolstoy's Appraisals of Napoleon
On June 30 (July 12, old style), 1884, Tolstoy with satisfaction wrote in his diary that he had "read Emerson's 'Napoleon'--a typical, greedy, bourgeois-egoist--wonderful" (Diaries 2: 220). Tolstoy had read "Napoleon; or, The Man Of the World" from...
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Tolstoy's Other Sister-in-Law in War and Peace
Generosity constitutes one of the distinctive virtues of Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel is bounded by welcoming Rostov feasts near the beginning and in the first epilogue. The narcissistic Natasha is forgiven her mistakes, much as Nicholas and...
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When Did Ivan Il'ich Die?
Chapter twelve of The Death of Ivan Il'ich begins by noting that Ivan's final three days were spent in incessant screaming "during which time ceased to exist for him" (131). (1) In Chapter one, though, his wife Praskovya Fyodorovna tells us she experienced...
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Lions and Dogs: Apropos of a Tolstoy Story
Tolstoy's very short story, "The Lion and the Dog" ("[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]"), from the Second Russian Book for Reading, has long been one of the most popular works of Russian children's literature. Even in this short note, we can quote the...
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Tolstoy's Tropics of Suddenness: The Unexpected in the World of the Law
"Suddenly" is usually treated as a prerogative of Dostoevsky's work. There are many studies that deal with this particular topic. V. N. Toporov explains that in the world of Dostoevsky "suddenly" is probability. It is the meaning of numerous "sudden...
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Annotated Bibliography for 2011-2012
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,...
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Slavic Research Group, University of Ottawa, and Its Publications
This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the founding, in 1998, of the Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa. Its achievements are truly remarkable, and its contribution to Tolstoy studies, to the Slavic field, and, what is more, to...
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Tolstoy and World Literature 2012, Yasnaya Polyana
The Eighth International Academic Conference, "Leo Tolstoy and World Literature," organized by Galina Alekseeva of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum-Estate and Donna Orwin of the University of Toronto, took place August 11-15, 2012. As in the past, the conference...
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Vol. 23, Annual

Tolstoy, Rousseau, and the Russian Estate: The Search for Paradise in Landowner's Morning
When in 1856 Tolstoy came home to his Yasnaya Polyana, he began a series of returns to the country estate, to be played out in both reality and in fiction. Read here as symbolic retreats to an Edenic space, together these homecomings constitute an...
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The Epigraph to Anna Karenina and Levin
Tolstoy begins Anna Karenina with a sentiment known to all the Abrahamic faiths as an assertion of the supremacy of the Almighty: "Vengeance is mine, and I shall repay." Although the quote, which Tolstoy leaves without attribution, makes more than...
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The Rhetoric of Calculus: History, Mathematics, Argument, and Art in War and Peace
"Only by taking an infinitely small unit for observation--the differentia of history, that is, the homogeneous tendencies of men--and, attaining to the art of integrating them (taking the sums of these infinitesimals), can we hope to arrive at the...
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The Roguish Tolstoy
War and Peace has long been considered a worthy rival of the Iliad, a prose epic in the loose formal attire of the novel. Tolstoy's own concerns with the generic identification of the work are very well-known. In the initial drafts of the novel published...
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Tolstoy Film Adaptations in Russia, 1909-17
Adaptations of national literary heritage have been an inseparable part of Russian and Soviet film production up to the present. Although rather neglected elsewhere, because of the apparent centrality of literature in Russian culture, the film adaptation...
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Leo Tolstoy from 1901-2010 in Two Leading English-Language Newspapers in India
On May 30, 1901 The Hindu published its first lengthy editorial on Count Leo Tolstoy. It was followed by a personal letter to Tolstoy on June 13, 1901 from A. Ramaseshan, publicist and editor of the journal The Arya out of Madras. This seminal letter...
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The "Invaluable Triumvirate" and the School of Neodidactics: With Whom Is Tolstoy?
Tolstoy arrived in Petersburg on November 19, 1855. The Caucasus and the Crimea were already behind him. His life up to this point had been short in terms of time, but extremely rich in events. In Petersburg he entered the circle comprised of I. S....
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"Your Wretched Native Country ..." Finnish Visitors to Leo Tolstoy
In part seven, chapter twenty-five of Anna Karenina, there is a word that the main character cannot force herself to speak out loud, namely "Gelsingfors." While conversing with his officer comrade Jashvin, Prince Vronsky refers to some romance Yashvin...
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Leo Tolstoy's Use of Lucy Mallory's Moralistic Writing in the Circle of Reading
Though Tolstoy made use of material from Lucy A. Rose Mallory's The World's Advance-Thought (1886-1918)--most extensively in Circle of Reading (1906)--he did not agree with all of her views. This essay will explore the areas of agreement in Tolstoy...
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Leo Tolstoy Is Quitting Facebook
On the 101st anniversary of his death, a look back through Count Leo Tolstoy's epic Facebook posts dating from his joining the social network in 1847 to his departure from Facebook at the Astapovo railway station in November 1911. Count Leo Nikolaevich...
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"Use Tolstoy to Find Your Way ..."
"I wouldn't pet her if I were you," the driver's companion advised when we got in. I recalled her remark as I carefully slid out of the backseat of the dusty Niva, avoiding as best I could disturbing the sleepy spaniel who had greeted Tom Newlin...
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Annotated Bibliography for 2010-2011
Adams, Edward. Liberal Epic: The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2011. This book explores the usage and reception of epic literature by society over time. Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is examined...
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Vol. 22, Annual

Tolstoy and Vekhi
This article examines the theme of Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy and Vekhi by analyzing textual references to Tolstoy in the Vekhi anthology and by weighing Tolstoy's critical reaction to the anthology. The heart of the analysis is an attempt to understand...
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Terror Un-Sublimated: Militant Monks, Revolution, and Tolstoy's Final Master Plots
Tolstoy's death, spurred by the unbearable family sufferings of the past four months of his life, put an end to all the creative designs of this man of genius. N. Gusev ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1937: 142). You can't mix up these two things:...
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Of Rules and Rails: On a Motif in Tolstoy and Wittgenstein
There is a lot to be learned from Tolstoy's bad theorizing about how a work of art conveys 'a feeling.' (Wittgenstein, Culture 58) Interpreters of Wittgenstein have long acknowledged the philosopher's admiration for Tolstoy's life and works, especially...
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Anna Karenina and Lydia Yavorska in the Theater of Edwardian London
The early years of the twentieth century were culturally profitable ones for actresses on the London stage. The arrival of the New Drama, with productions of plays by newcomers such as Ibsen, Maeterlinck, Galsworthy and Shaw, provided roles for women...
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Tolstoy's Original Letter Found: On Benedict Prieth, Ernest Crosby and Aphorisms of Immortality in the Whim
What is the likelihood of discovering a new Tolstoy original in the twenty-first century? Not as dismal mal as it may seem. Tolstoy manuscripts are headquartered and stored at the legendary Steel Room, steps away from The State Tolstoy Museum in Moscow....
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L.N. Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century and the Academic Complete Edition in One-Hundred Volumes
"Tolstoy--he's a whole world ..." M. Gorky Editor's Note: This paper by A.V. Gulin was presented on October 16 at a forum on Tolstoy in the Public Sphere at the International Symposium "Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century" at the New School....
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The Realm of Darkness at la Mama, March 4-7, 2010: Interviews
Interview with Zishan Ugurlu Candess Webster: What attracted you to this specific Tolstoy play? Zishan Ugurlu: This is the centennial; the hundredth anniversary of Leo Tolstoy's death. Last year Inessa Medzhibovskaya and I decided to teach a...
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Annotated Bibliography for 2009-2010
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] G. V. Alekseyeva investigates Tolstoy's perception of American literature, philosophy, and religion at different periods of his life (mainly in the last three decades) and at all levels (historical, social, cultural,...
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Tolstoy on Stage: The Power of Darkness at la Mama, March 4-7, 2010
During the 2010 centennial year, a good deal of Tolstoy appeared on stage and screen. There are adaptations of his prose, productions of his dramas, (melo)dramatizations of his life--and especially the highly stressed, painfully public end of it. Included...
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"Tolstoy and World Literature" Conference. Yasnaya Polyana, August 11-15, 2010
Despite worrisome forest fires, US State Department alerts, evacuated embassies, airport delays, and an almost unbearable heat, intrepid Tolstoy scholars gathered at Yasnaya Polyana in August for the Seventh International "Tolstoy and World Literature"...
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"Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century" International Symposium, October 14-17, 2010. the New School, New York
Scholars from across North America, Europe, and Russia gathered in New York City this October for one of the gems of the Centennial of Tolstoy's death: a symposium on "Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century" that examined his works and legacy from a broad...
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"Tolstoy, Live in Seoul" International Tolstoy Conference, October 1 and 2, 2010. Seoul, Korea
Tolstoy is, indeed, alive (and well) in Seoul-indeed, throughout East Asia, for that matter. Such was the unanimous impression of those who attended the International Tolstoy Conference organized by the Korean Association of Rusists, the Institute...
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"The Sincerity of Leo Tolstoy" Conference, April 7-9, 2010. Gargnano, Italy
From April 7-9, 2010, scholars from Italy, Russia, Germany, England, and the United States gathered in the Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano, Italy overlooking beautiful Lago Garda, to take part in a three-day conference on "The Sincerity of Leo Tolstoy....
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"War and Peace across the Disciplines" International Tolstoy Conference, 7-11 April, 2010. West Point, New York
On April 7-11, 2010 a group of scholars from a variety of disciplines gathered for a conference on War and Peace that was as unique and stimulating as the grounds on which the event was held--West Point Military Academy. It was not only the engaging...
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"Peace, War and Politics" Lev Tolstoy Centenary Conference, September 22, 2010. University of the Fraser Valley
The University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford British Columbia is pleasantly poised in the foothills of the ice carved Cascade Mountains and at the lower edges of glacier thick Mount Baker (11,000 feet)--a fine place indeed to do a centenary symposium...
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The Tolstoy Centennial in Paris
There were a number of events in Paris to mark the centennial of Tolstoy's death, including an international conference organized by the University of Paris-Sorbonne November 17-20. The first two days of the conference were held at the Fondation Singer-Polignac,...
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Vol. 21, Annual

The Emperor Has No Voice! How Not to Do Things with Words in War and Peace
At the height of the battle of Borodino Tolstoy's Napoleon stands on a hill trying to control his troops. Suffering from a severe head cold, though, he is barely able to issue commands. Napoleon, literally and figuratively, has lost his voice. This...
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The Fiction of Fact and the Fact of Fiction: Hayden White and War and Peace
"History would be an excellent thing if only it were true." L. N. Tolstoy ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 188, cited in Berlin 31) Hayden White has dedicated his career to debunking common assumptions about the nature of historiography and the...
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Errant Sofas and Unnatural Wallpaper: Reading the Domestic Aesthetics of Anna Karenina
Just as the stylized social interactions of public life could employ, to quote Yuri Lotman, "a stable sign-system of poses and gestures" (169), the styling of the home's decor made an impression of personal taste on its guests and residents, conspicuously...
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Mrs. Henry Wood and Lev Tolstoy: Formulation of a Question
Women authors in the mid-Victorian era appeared to have created a sustained interest in Russia in the 1860s and 1870s. Translations from Frances Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Mary Braddon, Charlotte Yonge, Eliza Linton, Mrs. Gore, Mrs....
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Universality in the Death of Ivan Ilich
One of Tolstoy's greatest challenges in The Death of Ivan Ilich is persuading readers to accept his protagonist as a universally representative man, for Ivan Ilich is of course a rather despicable character in many respects. In short, he is a self-absorbed...
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Tolstoy's Hieromonk
(Editor's note: This research note will be further developed in an article, "Terror Un-sublimated: Hieromonks, Revolution and Tolstoy Last Master Plots," forthcoming in Tolstoy Studies Journal Volume XXII (2010). See Hugh McLean's translation of "Hieromonk...
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The Whole World of Tolstoy
'Tolstoy--he's a whole world ..." M. Gorky Translation: Lev Tolstoy's "Hieromonk Iliodor" Editor's note: This translation by Hugh McLean (University of California, Berkeley) accompanies Inessa Medzhibovskaya's research note in the preceding section....
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Interview with Jay Parini
Editor's note: Jay Parini's 1990 novel Last Station, set in the Tolstoy household of 1910 and based on diaries and letters, has been released (December 2009) as a motion picture directed by Michael Hoffman. William Nickell is the Licker Research Chair...
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Annotated Bibliography for 2008-2009
Asma, Beyhan. "Discussion on 'War' and 'Peace' in the Past and Our Time's Agendas with a Reference of Tolstoy's Novel War and Peace" Journal of International Social Research 2.6 (2009): 56-62. Tolstoy's novel War and Peace provides an intense commentary...
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The New Tolstoy Encyclopedia
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2009. 848 pp. Cloth. ISBN: 9785090171632. The practice of issuing "encyclopedias" of individual writers has been well established in Russia for some time. An excellent one on Lermontov [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN...
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Meyer, Priscilla. How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy
Meyer, Priscilla. How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2008. xiv + 277 pages. Cloth. ISBN: 9780299229306. Priscilla Meyer's How the Russians Read the French : Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy...
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Croskey, Robert. the Legacy of Tolstoy. Alexandra Tolstoy and the Soviet Regime in the 1920s
Croskey, Robert. The Legacy of Tolstoy. Alexandra Tolstoy and the Soviet Regime in the 1920s. Seattle; London: U of Washington, 2008. 84 pages. ISBN: 9780295988771. This rather small volume is painstakingly researched. It focuses on the relations...
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Forthcoming Publication: My Life: The Memoirs of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya
The University of Ottawa Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of My Life: The Memoirs of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya in May 2010. (The preparation of the manuscript was originally announced in Volume XIX (2007) of Tolstoy Studies Journal)...
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Vol. 20, Annual

Authoring Jesus: Novelistic Echoes in Tolstoy's Harmonization and Translation of the Four Gospels
During his religious awakening and subsequent "withdrawal" from literature, Leo Tolstoy looked back at Christian primary texts in an effort to grasp the original teachings of Christ, an authentic core of Christianity that was unpolluted by ecclesiastical...
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The Maude Translations of the Sevastopol Stories
Louise and Aylmer Maude have earned a high reputation as translators who conferred with Tolstoy and consulted various editions of his writings. Speaking of their work as a whole, with emphasis on War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Henry Gifford in 1978...
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Translating the Reflections in War and Peace
The reflections on history that thicken into the long essay at the end of War and Peace are the novel's orphan children. They have never found a stable home among the novel's admirers and critics; they have never seemed to fit with the ostensibly "glorious"...
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Beyond Moral Evangelism: On the Rejection of Punishment in Late Tolstoy
In Job's Balances, the Russian philosopher Leo Shestov evokes Tolstoy's 1903 short story "After the Ball" as a metaphor for Tolstoy's two worldviews. (1) The story contrasts the elegance and refinement of a splendid ball with the savage brutality of...
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Leo Tolstoy and the Encyclopedistes
Leo Tolstoy's encyclopedic mentality aligns him with the spiritual interests and traits of an earlier generation of Russian culture that had been lost when A. S. Pushkin died. Tolstoy's library at Yasnaya Polyana, as well as his personal, intellectual,...
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Reply to Barbara Lonnqvist's Research Note, "Tolstoy Rewriting the Caucasus" (Tolstoy Studies Journal, Volume XIX)
Although the 1934 [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] goes so far as to assert, somewhat cryptically, that Tolstoy's "Prisoner of the Caucasus" shows traces of his reading Xavier de Maistre's "Les Prisonniers du Caucase" and that these traces may be seen...
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Annotated Bibliography for 2007-2008
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2007. 295-98. [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2007. 31-44. Tennis appears in Part 6 of Anna Karenina in order to underline Vronsky's anglophilia and his inclination towards novelty. Tennis was little known in...
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War and Peace, Original Version
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2000. 799 pp. Cloth. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Original version. Trans. Andrew Bromfield. N.p.: Ecco, 2007. xxii + 885 pp. Opposite the title page of the Russian version of this "original" edition of the great...
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Daniel Rancour-Laferriere's Tolstoy's Quest for God
Rancour-Laferriere, Daniel. Tolstoy's Quest for God. New Brunswick, NJ and London: Transaction Publishers, 2007. vii, 199 pp. Cloth. ISBN 9780-7658-0376-4. An undoubted virtue of the psychoanalytic approach to the study of ideas is that it encourages...
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The Living Life in Eternity: The New Tolstoy Biography from Lives of Extraordinary People
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2006. 782 crp. There is a tragic story behind A. M. Zverev and V. A. Tunimanov's biography of Tolstoy: it is the posthumous labor of both authors. Aleksei Matveevich Zverev managed to write parts one and two, bringing...
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McLean, Hugh. in Quest of Tolstoy
McLean, Hugh. In Quest of Tolstoy. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2008. 252 pp. $75 (cloth). ISBN 9781934843024. One of my English professors at U.C. I Santa Barbara, the poet Alan Stephens, kept us, his undergraduates, at the text as if we were...
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Leo Tolstoy and Russian Peasant Sectarian Writers: Selected Correspondence
Leo Tolstoy and Russian Peasant Sectarian Writers: Selected Correspondence. Edited and with an introduction by Andrew Donskov. Correspondence translated by John Woodsworth. Ottawa: Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa, 2008. 298 pp. ...
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Orwin, Donna Tussing. Consequences of Consciousness: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy
Orwin, Donna Tussing. Consequences of Consciousness: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. Stanford University Press, 2007. xvi + 238 pages. ISBN: 9780804757034. In the nineteenth century, westernized Russians "began to think about themselves"(181)....
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Ungurianu, Dan. Plotting History: The Russian Historical Novel in the Imperial Age
Ungurianu, Dan. Plotting History: The Russian Historical Novel in the Imperial Age. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. i-xii, 335 pages. ISBN 9780299225001. Dan Ungurianu's book begins with a conundrum: "If one reads Pushkin's Captain's...
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Slavic Research Group, University of Ottawa
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the founding, in 1998, of the Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa (SRG). Its achievements in the area of Tolstoy studies are remarkable. After the fall of the Soviet regime, founder and director...
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