Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook


  • Paperback
  • 624
  • Tolstoy: A Biography
  • A.N. Wilson
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 0393321223

10 thoughts on “Tolstoy: A Biography

  1. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubWhy should I continue reading a book that is making me miserable I have completed 1 4 of this very long book I have had enough What follows explains why I dislike it The language used is sophisticated rather than clear At times one is even unsure who exactly the author is speaking of The author sees Tolstoy as the greatest writer of all time He doesn t approach the man or his writing with balance Sweeping, judgmental statements are made that can surely be questioned Much is devoted to an e Why should I continue reading a book that is making me miserable I have completed 1 4 of this very long book I have had enough What follows exp


  2. Nathan Nathan says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubThis is almost two books in one Wilson begins the book with glittering literary praise, flushed with admiration for Tolstoy s novels and driven by an obsessive fan s knack for relating the fiction to Tolstoy s life and Tolstoy s Russia Wilson is obviously well acquainted with these substantial works, and his easy expertise is impressive, if rather showy.When the narrative reaches Tolstoy s revolutionary period, there is a jarring shift in tone the breathy te deums are replaced with a sneering This is almost two books in one Wilson begins the book with glittering literary praise, flushed with admiration for Tolstoy s novels and driven by an obsessive fan s knack for relating the fiction


  3. Richard Newton Richard Newton says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubI enjoyed the excellently written, insightful and thoughtful biography of Tolstoy This is the first material I have ever read on Tolstoy s life I have learnt there are different viewpoints and interpretations from the mass of materials he left, as well as the materials many of the others who knew him wrote I cannot therefore comment on the accuracy of AN Wilson s particular interpretation or the choices of which elements of Tolstoy s life he has chosen to emphasise I can only comment on my e I enjoyed the excellently written, insightful and thoughtful biography


  4. mark mark says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubThe only Tolstoy I ve read is what has been excerpted in this book so I am at a huge disadvantage to the author, A.N Wilson However, I suspect he is probably one of only a handful of people who have read The Complete Works of L.N Tolstoy I suspect David Foster Wallace might be one of those handful, who has bragged, Wallace, that he s read everything you have I say this because I see things things that make me think Wallace got some ideas, not only philosophical ideas, but ideas for charac The only Tolstoy I ve read is what has been excerpted in this book so I am at a huge disadvantage to the author, A.N Wilson However, I suspect he is probably one of onl


  5. Neil Randall Neil Randall says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubExcellent biography of one of the most complex of all literary figures Wilson concentrates on the striking contradictions between the man and the artist, how Tolstoy struggled to reconcile his human weaknesses, failures and faults with his religious beliefs, and how his work, in the latter part of his life, suffered as a result, and how his family life and marriage especially broke down Beautifully written and very well put together Recommended.


  6. Steve Gordon Steve Gordon says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubGarbage I find it fascinating how half wits are both published and acclaimed in the literary world I only finished the book because my curiosity about Tolstoy s lif


  7. Philip Pajakowski Philip Pajakowski says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubVery good on Tolstoy s context in Russia and his personal relationships Wilson indulges in a bit too much pop psychology and seems obsessed with reminding us that Stalin was no good.


  8. Matt Griffith Matt Griffith says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubThe main puzzle this book poses for the reader is who has the biggest ego Tolstoy or A N Wilson Watching the two of them go mano et mano is a good scrap, and Wilson does well to cut through the Tolstoy excesses, but by the end I found them both slightly monstorous The book also lacks in the historical depth that later Russophiles would expect I think Wilson lacked access to much of the historical archive when writing this back in the 70s and is not that insightful of the Russian cultural s The main puzzle this book poses for the reader is who has the biggest ego Tolstoy or A N Wilson Watching the two of them go mano et mano is a good scrap, and Wilson does well to cut through the Tolstoy excesses, but by the end I found them both slightly monstorous The book also lacks in the historical depth that later Russophiles would expect I think Wilson lacked access to much of the historical archive when writing this back in the 70s and is not that insightful of th


  9. Martina Martina says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubTolstoy is another massive biography by A N Wilson 572 pages Born in a period of peace, flanked by two wars the Decembrist revolt of 1825 and the 1917 Russian revolution Leo Tolstoy s national epic is War and Peace Gleaned from his diaries, and the diaries of his wife, Wilson details the life of the writer and the thinker, whose art grew from three uneasy and irresolvable relationships with women, with Russia, and with God.The biography commences with the deat


  10. Pierre Pierre says:

    Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy free, biography book, Tolstoy A mobile, Tolstoy A BiographyTolstoy A Biography EpubNever get a Dickensian to write about the Russians Wilson is far too cynical, far too ironic, and like Dickens far too focused on childhood to penetrate into Tolstoy A biographer does not need to love or even like their subject, but they do need to revere them Wilson reveres the text but not the man, and so this descends at its worst into cod Freudian attacks on Tolstoy that simply don t make for interesting reading Tolstoy is the best author ever, and one of the most important popular relig Never get a Dickensian to write about the Russians Wilson is far too cynical, far too ironic, and like Dickens far too focused on childhood to penetrate into Tolstoy A biographer does not need to lo


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Tolstoy: A BiographyTolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy: free, biography book, Tolstoy: A mobile, Tolstoy: A BiographyTolstoy: A Biography EpubIn this landmark biography of Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, AN Wilson narrates the complex drama of the writer s life his childhood of aristocratic privilege but emotional deprivation, his discovery of his literary genius after aimless years of gambling and womanizing, and his increasingly disastrous marriage Wilson Tolstoy: A eBook ✓ sweeps away the long held belief that Tolstoy s works were the exact mirror of his life, and instead traces the roots of Tolstoy s art to his relationship with God, with women, and with Russia He also breaks new ground in recreating the world that shaped the great novelist s life and art the turmoil of ideas and politics in nineteenth century Russia and the incredible literary renaissance that made Tolstoy s work possiblepages of illustrations.


About the Author: A.N. Wilson

Tolstoy: A Biography eBook ´ Tolstoy: A eBook tolstoy: free, biography book, Tolstoy: A mobile, Tolstoy: A BiographyTolstoy: A Biography EpubAndrew Norman Wilson is an English writer and newspaper columnist, known for his critical biographies, novels, works of popular history and religious views He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and former columnist for the London Evening Standard, and has been an occasional contributor to Tolstoy: A eBook ✓ the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, The Spectator and The Observer.