Leo Tolstoy

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - 254 pages
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Tolstoy's quest for truth transcended his roles as a philosopher, soldier, proprietor, and devoted family man. He approached his writing with a conviction that truth can be found and must be embraced. This volume studies Tolstoy extensively, including his
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Dialectic of Incarnation
9
Tolstoy and Enlightenment
29
Anna Karenina and What is Art?
53
Authority and its Discontents in Tolstoy and Joyce
65
A Painted Lady
79
Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
101
A Man Speaking to Men
125
Death or Immortality?
179
Anna Kareninas Peter Pan Syndrome
197
Pushkin Tolstoy and the Possibility of an Ethics of History
219
Chronology
233
Contributors
237
Bibliography
241
Acknowledgments
247
Index
249

Water Movement Roundness
147
Legitimation and Irony in Tolstoy and Fontane
165

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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