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The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy

The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy

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Donna Tussing Orwin, Gary Saul Morson, Barbara Lönnqvist, Hugh McLean, Gary R. Jahn, Richard Freeborn, W. Gareth Jones, Liza Knapp, Andrew Wachtel, Edwina Cruise, George R. Clay, Caryl Emerson
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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521520003

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  • Key dimensions of Tolstoy's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. While the essays focus on Tolstoy's artistic production, the introduction provides a brief, unified account of the man for whom art was only one activity among many. The essays are enhanced by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for scholars and students.

    • Covers all Tolstoy's main works of fiction
    • The essays provide scholarly depth of analysis on a broad range of topics
    • The volume is well supported by a detailed chronology and bibliography
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...useful, provocative." Slavic and East European Journal, Thomas Newlin, Oberlin College

    "This Cambridge Companion is a major contribution to Tolstoy scholarship." The Russian Review

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    "The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy will be an important addition to libraries, scholars' bookshelves, and existing reference texts for university courses on Tolstoy." - The International Fiction Review Allan Reid

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521520003
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Editor's preface
    Notes on editions, citations and transliterations
    Introduction: Tolstoy as artist and public figure Donna Tussing Orwin
    Part I. The Three Novels:
    1. War and Peace Gary Saul Morson
    2. Anna Karenina Barbara Lönnqvist
    3. Resurrection Hugh McLean
    Part II. Genres:
    4. Tolstoy as a writer of popular literature Gary R. Jahn
    5. The long short story in Tolstoy's fiction Richard Freeborn
    6. Tolstoy staged in Paris, Berlin and London W. Gareth Jones
    Part III. General Topics:
    7. The development of style and theme in Tolstoy Liza Knapp
    8. History and autobiography in Tolstoy Andrew Wachtel
    9. Women, sexuality, and the family in Tolstoy Edwina Cruise
    10. Tolstoy in the twentieth century George R. Clay
    11. Courage in Tolstoy Donna Tussing Orwin
    12. Tolstoy's aesthetics Caryl Emerson
    Guide to further reading
    Index to Tolstoy's works and characters
    General index.

  • Editor

    Donna Tussing Orwin, University of Toronto
    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.


    Donna Tussing Orwin, Gary Saul Morson, Barbara Lönnqvist, Hugh McLean, Gary R. Jahn, Richard Freeborn, W. Gareth Jones, Liza Knapp, Andrew Wachtel, Edwina Cruise, George R. Clay, Caryl Emerson

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