Just Dying for It: On Tolstoy’s “Lives and Deaths: Essential Stories”
Bob Blaisdell gets to the bottom of Leo Tolstoy’s “Lives and Deaths: Essential Stories,” translated by Boris Dralyuk.
Leo Tolstoy and the Origins of Spiritual Memoir
Thomas Larson evaluates the spiritual and artistic innovation of “Confession” by Leo Tolstoy.
Pernicious Ambition and Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” on the Silver Screen
Ani Kokobobo laments the muting of Napoleonism in the latest adaptation of “War and Peace.”
An Anna Is an Anna Is an Anna
Translators of Anna Karenina are wonderful — except for their annoying habit of denigrating the work of earlier ones.
Whose Hollywood Is It Anyway?
AS STORYTELLING'S LIFEBLOOD IS COMPASSION, satire feeds off rage. Most Hollywood novels get their sustenance from both, though tend to binge