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Tolstoy: A Russian Life
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Bartlett's Tolstoy: epilogue and entire book

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Beth Asmaa (wildbirdmom) | 569 comments "It was not until the centenary of Tolstoy's birth in 1928 that...the Bolsheviks decided to...separate Tolstoy from Tolstoyanism. Despite the 'contradictions' in his teachings, the Bolsheviks decided the centenary of Tolstoy's birth should be celebrated in grand style..." Tolstoy: A Russian Life, p. 435.


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Judy (patchworkcat) | 38 comments I thought it was humorous that Tolstoy meant "fat" in Russian. I guess that would be equivalent to having the last name of Large in English. Although Large is a little less demeaning.


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Beth Asmaa (wildbirdmom) | 569 comments Someone must get creative to go back before the complete historical records.


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