"Key dimensions of his writing and life are explored in essays focusing on his relationship to popular writing, the issue of gender and sexuality in his fiction, and his aesthetics. The introduction provides a brief, unified account of the man, for whom art was only one activity among many. The volume is well supported by supplementary material including a detailed guide to further reading and a chronology of Tolstoy's life, the most comprehensive compiled in English to date. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-258) and index.
Introduction: Tolstoy as artist and public figure / Donna Tussing Orwin
1. War and Peace / Gary Saul Morson
2. Anna Karenina / Barbara Lonnqvist
3. Resurrection / Hugh McLean
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
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
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