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In Culturally Fractious Russia, a Tolstoy Is a Friendly Kremlin Face

Bringing two Russias closer

On a winter afternoon in Russia's Yasnaya Polyana, Vladimir Tolstoy, a great-great-grandson of author Leo Tolstoy and an advisor on cultural affairs to President Vladimir Putin, strode up the birch-lined path that leads to the bucolic family ... Business Standard, 2 days ago

Tolstoy replays history

How War and Peace attempts a total explanation of the state of Russia - a panoramic reconstruction of history and an intellectual autobiography. The first instalments of the text that would later be known as War and Peace were published 150 years ...
 Sri Lanka Daily News5 days ago

How much land does a nation need?

In Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's famous story, How Much Land Does a Man Need? , a peasant is told he can have all the land he can traverse in a day. Rising early, he begins to run to cover as much ground as possible. At the end of the day, ...
 Livemint.com6 days ago
Moscow Times

Nilo Cruz Comes to See His Tolstoy-Inspired Play

Anna in the Tropics is about workers at a cigar factory in Tampa, Florida, in the late 1920s. As they work, somebody reads Anna Karenina to them. "I usually don't write about books," Nilo Cruz told agroup ofpeople gathered tohear adiscussion ...
 Moscow Times1 week ago

Cultural struggle to define Russia's identity

At the start of this year, BBC Radio Four devoted a whole day to a radio adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace. On New Year's Day, listeners were invited to binge on it all day long, with only brief interruptions. Now filming has begun on a new ...
 BBC1 week ago Antonia Quirke on the best New Year's radio  New Statesman2 months ago

In Hausfrau, Anna Karenina Goes Fifty Shades With a Side of Madame Bovary

Random House Meet Jill Alexander Essbaum, whose debut novel is out Tuesday To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy: All happy novels are alike; each unhappy novel is unhappy in its own way. Unless that novel is Hausfrau . Jill Alexander Essbaum's decidedly ...
 Time1 week ago
Irish Examiner

BBC's War and Peace being filmed in Vilnius

A television series, directed by Tom Harper and based on Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, is currently being filming in Vilnius, reports ELTA/LETA. The series is created by BBC Cymru Wales Drama , in partnership with The Weinstein Company and ...
 The Baltic Course2 weeks ago Downton Abbey's Lily James fronts epic all-star BBC adaptation of War and Peace  Scottish Daily Express1 month ago BBC begins filming War and Peace  RTE Online1 month ago Gillian Anderson stars in spicy War and Peace  Gulf News2 months ago

Change in thoughts through education can only improve women's conditions

The words of Leo Tolstoy - Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself - befits well so far as improving the condition of women is concerned which could be possible only with the change of thoughts of the society. ...
 Meri News2 weeks ago Richard Branson's top 10 quotes on embracing change week ago Richard Branson shares his 10 favorite quotes about embracing change  Business Insider2 weeks ago Richard Branson's Top Ten Quotes On Change  Look to the Stars1 month ago

Thoughts Ending in a Song by Will Oldham

What if, like Tolstoy's Ivan Ilyich, we got it all wrong? What if our conception and practice of life and living is as fundamentally flawed as the reality television and soft news we half-pretend to scoff at? Increasingly, I'm beginning to believe ...
 Huffington Post2 weeks ago Is This the Best Diet Ever? (Probably Not)  Free-i-News1 month ago
Houston Chronicle

Review: Anne Tyler's latest family saga, A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread By Anne Tyler. Knopf, 368 pp., $25.95. Reviewed by Barbara Liss Leo Tolstoy isn't the only novelist to have noticed that happy families are happy in the same way. In our time, Anne Tyler makes this observation with more ...
 Houston Chronicle1 month ago Book review: Secrets, some happiness in family saga  Houston Chronicle1 month ago Book review A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler  Boston Globe3 weeks ago Family Values months ago
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