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By Donna Tussing Orwin

A century after Leo Tolstoy's dying, the writer of struggle and Peace is extensively renowned yet too frequently considered in simple terms as regards to his realism and judgment of right and wrong. the various facets of Tolstoy published in those new essays communicate to state-of-the-art readers with marvelous strength, relevance, and complexity. In a full of life, hard variety, prime students variety over his lengthy existence, from his first paintings early life to the works of his previous age like Hadji Murat, and the numerous genres within which he labored, from the most important novels to aphorisms and brief tales. The essays current new ways to his relevant topics: love, demise, non secular religion and doubt, violence, the animal country, and struggle. in addition they check his reception either in his lifetime and as a consequence. atmosphere new agendas for the examine of this vintage writer, this quantity offers a picture of present scholarship on Tolstoy.

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Sergeenko, “Tantseval’naia muzyka,” in L. N. Tolstoi v vospominaniiakh sovremennikov, vol. 2 (Moscow: GosIzdKhudLit, 1960), 219–21. 20. “Dnevnik. ” PSS 54: 13. 21. Richard F. Gustafson, Leo Tolstoy. Resident and Stranger: A Study in Fiction and Theology (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986), 374. 22. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, vol. 2, pt. 1, ch. 16, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhovsky (New York: Knopf, 2007), 343. 23. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhovsky (New York: Penguin, 2000), pt.

L. B. Bertenson, “Stranichka vospominaniiam o L. N. Tolstom” (1911), cited in Lev Tolstoi i muzyka, 182. 19. A. P. Sergeenko, “Tantseval’naia muzyka,” in L. N. Tolstoi v vospominaniiakh sovremennikov, vol. 2 (Moscow: GosIzdKhudLit, 1960), 219–21. 20. “Dnevnik. ” PSS 54: 13. 21. Richard F. Gustafson, Leo Tolstoy. Resident and Stranger: A Study in Fiction and Theology (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986), 374. 22. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, vol. 2, pt. 1, ch. 16, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhovsky (New York: Knopf, 2007), 343.

Tolstoy heard the legend from a wandering storyteller in 1879 and “transcribed” it in 1885 for his Twenty-Three Tales. Within his own faith system, of course, Tolstoy must discount any miracle. 46 When Stephen Paulus set Tolstoy’s text, however, he did so for an audience of Christian believers who did not necessarily discredit the miraculous episodes of the Gospel. ” It is to this physically present, eyewitnessed miracle that the bishop bows and admits his own need for humility: “It is not for me to teach you,” he sings.

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