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By Jeff Love

Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) is likely one of the most vital writers within the Western culture. His nice novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, conceal a major diversity of simple human stories with a precision and probing spirit that, within the phrases of 1 critic, are easily "unmatched by means of the other writer."
This advisor deals scholars a transparent advent to Tolstoy's literary works from his significant novels to the shorter novels and texts, together with Hadji Murat and The loss of life of Ivan Ilyich. The advisor additionally covers significant topics together with intercourse, demise, authority and evil and gives an summary of Tolstoy's spiritual and philosophical inspiration. a last bankruptcy assesses his lasting impact within the spheres of literature and tradition, faith and philosophy and on significant figures together with Joyce, Ghandi, Wittgenstein and Heidegger.

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