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Roger W. Smith, "биографический очерк Льва Николаевича Толстого" ("biographical sketch of Leo Tolstoy"; in Russian)

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This brief biographical sketch of Leo Tolstoy was written by me for a Russian class at New York University in the 1970’s. 135 more words

Roger W. Smith

Livro: War and Peace (Leo Tostoy)

Sabe o porquê dessa seara de posts sobre livros? Por causa desse bonito aí, que me tomou mais de um mês de leitura em meio a um período de muitas aulas e provas. 938 more words


The Classics

“I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”

– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina


Life Snippets

Featured Poem: Conscience by Henry David Thoreau

This week marks the anniversary of David Henry Thoreau’s death in 1862, and with the ripples of last week’s Junior Doctors Strike still settling, it seems the perfect opportunity to dip into the great American poet’s thoughts on civil disobedience. 896 more words

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Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

Set in 1870s Russia, Anna Karenina is of course considered one of the greatest novels of all time.

There are two main threads, two sets of characters, that make up the bulk of the action. 3,086 more words


Let's Read This Thing : War and Peace

When you finish Infinite Jest after a 3 month read-a-long, you take a break on monstrous books for a while, right?

Haha no.

There is apparently something very wrong with me. 187 more words


Leo Tolstoy in Hell?

My world for the next few months is all things Tolstoy. I’m onto an important linkage between Tolstoy and Bonhoeffer but I’ll not spell all that out here. 387 more words

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