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The Greatest Weekend: A Terrible Story

Leo Tolstoy once said, “All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.” It makes sense because both are ways of introducing immediate conflict, and we all know that you can’t have a story without conflict. 673 more words

Eva Langston

Leo Tolstoy monument, Moscow

After posting photos of a monument to Dostoevsky a few days ago, it just didn’t seem right to follow up with anyone besides Leo Tolstoy. You have to give it to sculptor Alexei Portyanko – this one of the author of… 760 more words

Monuments To Writers

#LockedInABookshop – The Books I Would Read if I Found Myself in the Position of the #WaterstonesOne

Most of you will have undoubtedly heard about the luck misfortune of David Willis who suffered the amazing awful ordeal of being accidentally locked into the Trafalgar Square store of Waterstones for a few hours before, having tweeted, he was rescued. 1,079 more words

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Leo Tolstoy - "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" (1886)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Russian: Смерть Ивана Ильича, Smert’ Ivana Ilyicha), first published in 1886, is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, one of the masterpieces of his late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870s. 251 more words

Leo Tolstoy

Bibliotherapy - A Gentler Approach To Life

My dad used to tell me when I was little that life is full of tough and sometimes painful challenging things – things that I’ve only begun to understand with age. 807 more words


Understanding the purpose of Life with Levin

Now you may contemplate on the strangeness of the title. Let me explain before i give you the chance to do that. What have i understood from Mr. 415 more words


Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich

A change from what I usually think of when I think of Tolstoy: not the door-stopper tomes of Anna Kerenina or War & Peace, but a novella: sixty scant pages, but a very powerful story. 497 more words