The Devil and Other Stories
This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as "The Snowstorm", "Lucerne", "The Diary of a Madman", and "The Devil" are grounded in autobiographical e...more
While reading this tale all I felt was the impossibility of helping someone like Tolstoy. Because he was so caught up in his own view of things as a male looking at females in a particular way, it seemed there would be no point even attempting to talk to him about any other possibility.
I feel this is what hi...more
São cinco histórias. A primeira, “Três mortes”, foi o que me levou a ler o livro. Afinal, criticado por Bakhtin em seu estudo sobre Dostoiévski, o conto de Tolstói sobre a morte pode não ter o quilate de sua novela sobre Ivan Illitich, mas, ainda assim, é sutil...more