Americans in Conversation with Tolstoy: Selected Accounts, 1887-1923 (Paperback)

Americans in Conversation with Tolstoy: Selected Accounts, 1887-1923 By Peter Sekirin (Editor) Cover Image
By Peter Sekirin (Editor)
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Throughout his life, Leo Tolstoy demonstrated a fascination for Americans, a feeling that was avidly reciprocated in the United States. Although Tolstoy was never able to come to America, during his lifetime he was visited at his home in Russia by a number of Americans including writers, journalists, ambassadors, professors and tourists. Many wrote about the conversations they had with the great Russian novelist. This volume gathers together 30 recollections of such conversations, all originally published in periodicals from 1887 through 1923. A brief introduction to each piece introduces the author of the narrative with concise biographical information, and a bibliographical note indicates the time and place of original publication.

About the Author

Peter Sekirin received his Ph.D. in Russian literature at the University of Toronto in 1999. He has been working as Research Associate at the Center for Russian Studies at the University of Toronto for eight years. He has translated three of Tolstoy's works, A Calendar of Wisdom, Divine and Human and Wise Thoughts For Every Day as well as two collections of short stories by Anton Chekhov and the biography Memories of Chekhov. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786422531
ISBN-10: 078642253X
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: May 1st, 2006
Pages: 228
Language: English