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message 1: by Leah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:02AM) (new)
Apr 26, 2007 11:49AM
ModA place to talk about Leo Tolstoy books!
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message 2: by Inna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:02AM) (new)
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)
message 4: by Leah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:07AM) (new)
message 5: by Norman (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:51AM) (new)
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)
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)
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)
An interesting new debate over "War and Peace":