Bob Blaisdell
Articles by Bob Blaisdell

Tolstoy’s Double, Part II

Tolstoy was sensitive and impressionable, but if a war, a guillotining, an autopsy or a famine was happening nearby, he wanted to see it for himself.

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Tolstoy’s Double, Part I

When Tolstoy wrote fiction he became alive to himself, conscious and capable of accessing otherwise obscure depths and fields of thought and feeling. Writing Anna Karenina continually unsettled him.

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