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Leo Tolstoy

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message 1: by Leah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:02AM) (new)

Leah | 13 comments Mod
A place to talk about Leo Tolstoy books!

message 2: by Inna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:02AM) (new)

Inna | 1 comments Ah, I love Tolstoy. What else can be talked about with regard to him...other than, which of his works is your favorite?

message 3: by Mohammad (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:03AM) (new)

Mohammad Ansarin (mohammadansarin) Yeah this guy's good. I've read the Three questions thing by him. At least I think it was by him.

message 4: by Leah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:07AM) (new)

Leah | 13 comments Mod
I am in the process of listening to Anna Karenina on CD... it's good so far, I want Kitty and Constantine to get together! Im only 15, so listening to Anna Karenina makes more sense to me than reading it.... but I will READ it one day. Then I'll tackle War and Peace! You see, Im in Advanced English at my high school because I did thid thing called Academic superbowl and we covered Russian Lit.

message 5: by Norman (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:51AM) (new)

Norman (normanince) In addition to Tolstoy, you should try reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who goes much deeper into the psychology of characters and shows another side of the Russian people of the time.

message 6: by Jenna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:37PM) (new)

Jenna | 3 comments I'm just getting into Tolstoy now, but I agree with Norman, Dostoyevsky is pretty fabulous, his characters are so rich in their culture it makes you feel like you've lived in Russia

message 7: by Robert (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

Robert | 7 comments I've only read the two big ones -"Anna Karenin" and "War and Peace", though I've been giving some thought to re-reading the latter, since it's been more than 30 years since I tackled it. Anyone care to make some other recommendations? And any thoughts on translations? I read the Penguin edition of Anna, translated by Rosemary Edmonds, and the Signet War and Peace, translated by Ann Dunnagin.

message 8: by Robert (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:43PM) (new)

Robert | 7 comments An interesting new debate over "War and Peace":

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