This collection of essays was first published in 1978. They commemorate the 150th anniversary of Tolstoy's birth in 1828. The range in subject matter is great and includes a reconsideration of the problems of translating Tolstoy into English, fresh approaches to his major fiction (War and Peace and Anna Karenina), a study of an underrated later work (Hadji Murat) and reassessments of Tolstoy.
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Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword. 'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy.
Index Achilles, 91 Addams, Jane, 1 adultery, 161, 189 Aesop, 204 aesthetics, 35, 108, 116, 185, 189, 192, 194, 231; aestheticism, 240; consciousness, aesthetic, 35.
Tolstoy’s other late works include essays on art, a satirical play called “The Living Corpse” that he wrote in 1890, and a novella called “Hadji-Murad” (written in 1904), which was discovered and published after his death. Over the last 30 years of his life, Tolstoy established himself as a moral and religious leader.
Although Tolstoy is a popular writer in England, both the translations of this essay are out of print, and I had to search all over London before running one to earth in a museum. It appears, therefore, that though Tolstoy can explain away nearly everything about Shakespeare, there is one thing that he cannot explain away, and that is his popularity.
A richly detailed account of Tolstoy’s final flight from Yasnaya Polyana and his eventual death in the Astapovo train station, emphasizing how those events became a public spectacle and celebrity media event unlike any other the world had seen. Orwin, Donna Tussing, ed. Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy.
Richard Gustafson Quoted in NYT in Essay on Tolstoy vs the Police. Friday, June 26, 2020.