Diaries Volume 2: 1895-1910

Diaries Volume 2: 1895-1910

Leo Tolstoy


The moment quantity of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1895-1910. those Diaries have been meticulously edited by way of R. F. Christian in order to replicate Tolstoy's preoccupations as a author (his perspectives on his personal paintings and that of others), his improvement as somebody and as a philosopher, and his attitudes to modern social difficulties, rural existence, industrialisation, schooling, and later, to spiritual and non secular questions. Christian introduces each one interval with a quick and informative precis of the most biographical info of Tolstoy's existence. the result's a different portrait of a good author within the variegation of his daily existence.

An vital and long-overdue contribution to our wisdom of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times

'As an image of the turbulent Russian global which Tolstoy inhabited those diaries are incomparable - the uncooked stuff now not but processed into art.' Anthony Burgess

'A version of scholarship, probably the most very important books to be released in fresh years.' A. N. Wilson, Spectator
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