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Writing advice from Leo Tolstoy

I’ve been wanting to read Anna Karenina for the second time so that I can post my review of what I have now come to believe as the perfect novel. 396 more words


Tolstoy Journal, May 18, 2017: "Suffering is not an evil which you must be rid of, but the work of your life which you must accept."

The above photograph is the frontispiece of Volume X of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi. It is from a daguerreotype in 1848, so Tolstoy was 20 years old. 1,038 more words

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Anna Karenina, Mariano Fortuny, and the mystery of arrival

“And in the midst of the silence, there came an unmistakable reply to the mother’s question, a voice quite unlike the subdued voices speaking in the room. 762 more words


35 books that will change how you see the world | indy100

My friend John sent me this article from indy100 yesterday. I was surprised to know this was beyond books you would typically read in high school English class, listing works such as… 113 more words


Tolstoy Journal, May 11, 2017: "the loopholes through which appeared something higher."

I have read up to page 273 of Volume IX of the Works of Tolstoy. That is, up to Chapter XVII of Part Seventh of… 1,071 more words

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Tolstoy Journal, May 10, 2017: "a reliable man."

I have read up to page 250 of Volume IX of the Works of Tolstoy, or Chapter XI of Part Seventh of Anna Karenina. On the travel book side I have read up to page 45 of… 1,000 more words

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Knut Hamsun: Growth of the Soil

I had the pleasure not only of reading Knut Hamsun’s Growth of the Soil recently, but reading a second-hand copy with a mysterious note in the front. 866 more words