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Tolstoy: Did Anna Have to Die?{1994}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1994 essay “Tolstoy: Did Anna Have to Die?,” in which he talks about the death of the main character in Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina. Howe begins by focusing ... More


Who Tells You Who You Are?

William Sloane Coffin Jr.

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows how some people need money to tell them who they are. There are, of course, two ways to be rich: one is to have a lot of money; the other is to have few needs. As the second option ... More


The Tragic Liberalism of Isaiah Berlin

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The influence of the Counter-Enlightenment has not been entirely nihilistic and rejectionist. It has deeply influenced Isaiah Berlin, one of the chief apostles of liberal political theory in the ... More


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