Americans in conversation with Tolstoy

selected accounts, 1887-1923

By Sekirin, Peter

Publishers Summary:
"Throughout his life, Leo Tolstoy demonstrated a fascination for Americans, a feeling that was reciprocated in the United States. This volume gathers together 30 recollections of such conversations, all originally published in periodicals from 1887 through 1923. A brief introduction to each piece introduces the author of the narrative, and a bibliographical note indicates the time and place"--Provided by publisher.

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ISBN
978-0-78642-253-1
Publisher
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on January 15, 2007

Making shoes, baling hay, and gardening are not the activities normally associated with the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Nevertheless, when Americans visited the literary icon in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they consistently found him engaged in just these types of manual labor. He was either out in the fields or just returning when his visitors-writers, journalists, ambassadors, professors, and tourists alike-made their appe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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