The Cossacks & Other Early Stories

Tolstoy L.

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ISBN: 978-1-84022-691-1
Внешнее покрытие издания: в обл.
Фамилия автора в заголовке: Tolstoy
Инициалы автора (личного имени (имен)): L.
Код отношений (роль соавтора в издании): 070 Автор
Основное заглавие: The Cossacks & Other Early Stories
Первые сведения об ответственности: L. Tolstoy
Место издания: London
Издатель: Wordsworth Classics
Дата издания: 2012
Объем издания (количество страниц): 384
Высота, см.: 20
Полная форма имени (имен) и отчества: Leo
Индекс УДК: 811.111
Статус записи (Тип информации): В наличии
Ширина, см: 12,5
Толщина, см: 2
Вес в граммах: 245
Артикул: 2419758

Описание

Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina, the greatest novels ever written, did not emerge from a vacuum. They were preceded by at least twenty prose works of different kinds, some of them masterpieces in their own right. These stories may be viewed as a fascinating encounter with literary predecessors such as Rousseau and Pushkin, and they are never far removed from autobiography, but in them Tolstoy can be seen forging a strong, new cultural personality. Their virtues lie in local colour, brilliant characterization and dialogue, along with strong narrative interest linked to important ideas and meanings, most of which will re-emerge in the later works. This undervalued area of a great man's writing deserves closer attention, and will reward the reader with unforgettable individuals, issues and situations. In The Cossacks, for example, Tolstoy succeeds in combining a realistic description of the Caucasus with his hero's personal vision of the locality. Nor is this success the only one in this remarkable period. Reading these early stories gives a penetrating insight into the workshop of a towering literary genius.