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Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy's Biography

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, pronounced [lʲev nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] ( listen); known in the Anglosphere as Leo Tolstoy) (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.

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A portrait dated 1909 shows Russian writer Leo Tolstoy at his home in Iasnaia Poliana
A portrait dated 1909 shows Russian writer Leo Tolstoy at his home in Iasnaia Poliana
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  • The 10 best famous beekeepers

      News Source: The Guardian | 18 days ago
    John Stillwell/PA Archive Vince Cable The business secretary and Liberal Democrat politician doesn't keep bees, but is a keen promoter of the need to save the world's honeybees, supporting projects to install beehives in urban areas.
  • Russian picked to direct big-budget Hollywood film

      News Source: Qatar English Daily | 18 days ago
    Russian film director Fyodor Bondarchuk has been chosen for the big-budget Hollywood epic Odysseus, one of the film's producers told AFP yesterday. Warner Bros chose Fyodor to direct Odysseus, producer Michael Schlicht said...Stalingrad was the first
  • P.J. O'Rourke's Baby-Boom Manifesto

      News Source: Vanity Fair | 22 days ago
    O'Rourke L ike every baby-boomer , I once had the great good fortune to witness a car crash. In those idyllic days before 24-hour television, a car crash was a welcome break from staring into space or pulling the wings off butterflies.  Those sad

Leo Tolstoy Blogs

  • Gandhi was inspired by Leo Tolstoy | The Bovine

      Blog Source: thebovine.wordpress.com | 3 months ago
    Gandhi was inspired by Leo Tolstoy. In case you were wondering what a post on Ghandi is doing on a raw milk blog, it's because farmer Michael Schmidt has said that Mahatma Ghandi was an inspiration for his work on the food rights issues ...
  • LEO TOLSTOY on Film (1908) – 80th Birthday plus more rare ......

      Blog Source: www.null-entropy.com | 3 months ago
    There are 2 sections. The 1st is of Tolstoy's 80th birthday at Yasnaya Polyana. It shows his wife Sofya picking flowers in the garden, his daughter Aleksandra sitting in the carriage in the white blouse, his aide and confidante, V. Chertkov, and&
  • Hans K.C.'s Journal | The purpose of life according to Leo ...

      Blog Source: hanskcjournal.wordpress.com | 3 months ago
    Tolstoy has always been a great, wise thinker, in particular when it comes to rethinking our purpose of education, as seen from this quote below, taken from one of his influential books, A Calendar of Wisdom (well, it's already past a century,

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