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War and Evacuation, 1940–1943

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter begins with a chronicle of the breakup of Prokofiev's marriage to Lina Codina, his estrangement from his children, and his affair with the literary student and translator Mira Mendelson. ... More


The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Simon Morrison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1936, Sergey Prokofiev relocated from France to Soviet Russia, a period marked by the marshalling of musical activities under the auspices of the All-Union Committee on Arts Affairs. The composer, ... More


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

Rick McPeak and Donna Tussing Orwin (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1812, Napoleon launched his fateful invasion of Russia. Five decades later, Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace, a fictional representation of the era that is one of the most celebrated novels in ... 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


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


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


Goldie’s “War and Peace”: Marinetti Meets Aristophanes and Beethoven in Bloomsbury

Christine Froula

in Virginia Woolf, Europe, and Peace: Vol. 1 Transnational Circulations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979350
eISBN:
9781800341807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979350.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the influences of Futurist aesthetics and music, Aristophanes's comedy “Peace,” and Beethoven's “Ode to Joy” in Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson's unpublished 1914 play “War and ... More


War, Peace, Internationalism: Bloomsbury Legacies

Christine Froula

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the play by Cambridge historian and Apostle Goldsworthy (Goldie) Lowes Dickinson entitled “War and Peace: A Dramatic Fantasia” (staged 1917). Serving as Goldie's riposte to ... More


Moscow in 1812: Myths and Realities

Alexander M. Martin

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/9780801448980.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how Leo Tolstoy shapes the world of War and Peace subjectively and on his own terms by excluding points with which he is not sympathetic. The fictional world of War and Peace ... More


The French at War: Representations of the Enemy in War and Peace

Alan Forrest

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/9780801448980.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores how Leo Tolstoy described the French troops of Napoleon Bonaparte in War and Peace. It analyzes the memoirs he used to portray the French and discusses their reliability. These ... More


War and Peace from the Military Point of View

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/9780801448980.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter evaluates the reactions of military personnel towards War and Peace on its publication in the nineteenth-century. While praising Leo Tolstoy's unrivaled understanding of the psychology ... More


Tolstoy on War, Russia, and Empire

Dominic Lieven

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/9780801448980.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the enormous influence of War and Peace, which is attributed to its intrinsic virtues—especially its psychological portrait of Russian soldiers—as well as to its myth-making ... More


Symposium of Quotations: Wit and Other Short Genres in War and Peace

Gary Saul Morson

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/9780801448980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines literary expressions of the kind of intelligence that were valued and scorned in War and Peace. These “wise sayings” and different exercises of the mind are encapsulated in ... More


Men, Armies, Peoples: Tolstoy and the Subject of War

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the Clausewitzian concept of war as reflected in Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, which first appeared in five installments from 1865 to 1869. It is universally considered one ... More


Legacies of Nelson Mandela

Imraan Coovadia

in Revolution and Non-Violence in Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Mandela

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198863694
eISBN:
9780191896088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

The chapter is an account of Mandela’s character, political imagination, and development which looks at his appropriation of Gandhi, his use of the arts, his transformation on Robben Island, and the ... More


The Great Man in War and Peace

Jeff Love

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/9780801448980.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes the philosophical hierarchy of the characters in War and Peace. It associates Napoleon Bonaparte with the modern philosophical project of the conquest of nature through science. ... More


Tolstoy and Clausewitz: The Duel as a Microcosm of War

Rick Mcpeak

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/9780801448980.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter demonstrates how parallels between the military theories of Leo Tolstoy and Carl von Clausewitz play out in the fictional narrative of War and Peace. Both Tolstoy and Clausewitz ... More


War and Peace at West Point

Rick Mcpeak

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/9780801448980.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter examines the response of the students of the United States Military Academy at West Point to Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. It draws mainly from an event in April 2010 when the ... More


The Awful Poetry of War: Tolstoy’s Borodino

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/9780801448980.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes how Tolstoyan war psychology blends with his theories of war in ways that make it difficult to separate them. It also analyzes how Leo Tolstoy mythologizes the physical setting ... More


Tolstoy the International Relations Theorist

David A. Welch

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/9780801448980.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter applies the structural arguments of International Relations theorists in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace by making use of Tolstoy's argument against the influence of great men in history. ... More


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