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 Literature, Textbook, and Primary Source: Constructing the Reading List

Sarah K. Pinnock

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the advantages of using religious literature in teaching about death, in order to relieve the topic of its morbid stereotype and approach it positively and holistically. The ... More


“I Felt a Completely New Liberation from Personality”: Tolstoy’s Late Diaries

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at Leo Tolstoy's late diaries and his almanacs for daily reading, focusing on the dialectics of self and selflessness. In his History of Yesterday, the young Tolstoy—unaware of the ... More


Storm-Tossed & Exposed

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In February 1937, Virginia Woolf's nephew, Julian Bell, says he will enlist to fight the fascists in the Spanish Civil War. In July 1937, war erupts between China and Japan. These outer storms, now ... More


Art and Morality (I)

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Ethics and aesthetics may not be one, but the historical association of their ascendants, morality and art, is an intimate and long-standing one. Like most long associations, theirs has featured a ... More


 The Imaginary Caucasus

Charles King

in The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177756
eISBN:
9780199870127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As the Caucasus was being conquered by the Russian empire, images of the Caucasus as a place were being consolidated in the imagination of both Russians and westerners. The poetry and prose of ... More


Tolstoy’s Confession: What Am I?

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter studies Tolstoy's Confession (1882) as well as his subsequent religious treatises. As a classic conversion narrative, Tolstoy's Confession achieves a paradoxical effect: it creates a ... More


“To Write My Life”: Tolstoy Tries, and Fails, to Produce a Memoir or Autobiography

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes Tolstoy's unfinished attempts to write a memoir or autobiography, focusing on how and why he failed. As Tolstoy himself made clear, there were moral, technical, and ... More


“What Should We Do Then?”: Tolstoy on Self and Other

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter studies Tolstoy's article, What Should We Do Then? Published in the 1880s, he had turned his first-person writing to the problem of self and other. In What Should We Do Then? Tolstoy ... More


The Sight of Death in Tolstoy

Sharon Cameron

in The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay engages two strains of Tolstoy’s writing. In the first, the sight of death is the foundation of ethical understanding; in the second, if ethical understanding is practiced, there is no ... More


“To Tell One’s Faith Is Impossible. … How to Tell That Which I Live By. I’ll Tell You, All the Same. …” Tolstoy in His Correspondence

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at Tolstoy's correspondence with Nikolai Strakhov, describing Tolstoy's dialogic elaborations of his personal faith in the years of the decisive transition to nonfiction. The ... More


Ethical Anarchism

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

One of the most distinctive features of ethical socialism was the place it gave to personal transformation and communal utopianism. This chapter explores the intersections between this type of ... More


Introduction

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Leo Tolstoy's attempts to describe and define his own self through his nonfiction first-person writings. In his early diaries, the young Tolstoy ... More


The Disobediences of War and Peace

Elizabeth D. Samet

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is a “disobedient” book. It compares the novel to The Four Feathers (1939), a film which offers a version of cause and effect that is similar to ... More


The Private Letters of National Literature

Ekaterina Pravilova

in A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159058
eISBN:
9781400850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159058.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the issue of authorial rights and privacy. It considers Tolstoy, who represented a unique example of a writer who voluntarily doomed himself to the torture of private life ... More


The Use of Historical Sources in War and Peace

Dan Ungurianu

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter revisits the historical basis of War and Peace and outlines the scope of Leo Tolstoy's sources, his treatment of historical material, and its implications for the overall artistic system ... More


“So That I Could Easily Read Myself”: Tolstoy’s Early Diaries

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Tolstoy's early diaries, focusing on the creation of the narrative self within a temporal scheme. In his early years, Tolstoy found himself pursuing two strategies, which ... More


"Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Irina Paperno

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

“God only knows how many diverse, captivating impressions and thoughts evoked by these impressions … pass in a single day. If it were only possible to render them in such a way that I could easily ... More


Compassion: Human and Animal

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Most discussions of the continuity in compassionate concern between humans and other animals focus on continuities and on “good discontinuities,” areas in which humans appear to have superior moral ... More


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


Introduction

Donna Tussing Orwin

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter provides a reading of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace from different perspectives. It first views the novel as “literature”, describing War and Peace as both the quintessential ... More


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