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Hidden In Plain View: Narrative And Creative Potentials In "War And Peace"
For decades, the formal peculiarities of War and Peace disturbed Russian and Western critics, who attributed both the anomalous structure and the literary power of the book to Tolstoy’s “primitive,” unruly genius. Using that critical history as a starting point, this volume recaptures the overwhelming sense of strangeness felt by the work’s first readers and thereby illumi...more
(first published 1987)
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