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War and no pieces of cake: dining from the Tolstoy family cookbook

The Guardian - 06 Sep 2018
But replace tie-dye T-shirts for a peasant's smock, and that is exactly what became of Leo Tolstoy. After a spiritual crisis around the time of his 50th birthday, the Russian literary giant gave up smoking, drinking, eating meat and even the rights to ...
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Peasant's helped troubled Tolstoy find meaning of life

Daily Telegraph - 07 Sep 2018
Commenting on reading Jesus' words in the Gospels, Tolstoy complained the modern church was heretical: “Nowhere nor in anything, except in the assertion of the Church, can we find that God or Christ founded anything like what churchmen understand by ...
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Sunday Reading: Russian Literature

The New Yorker - 09 Sep 2018
The world is a chaotic place—and few writers have grappled with its complexity as well as did Leo Tolstoy, who was born a hundred and ninety years ago today, on September 9, 1828. This week, we're bringing you pieces on Tolstoy and five other great ...
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West meet east: BJSO to perform Romantic masterworks from Russia

Gazettextra - 20 Sep 2018
At the same time, there's no gloppy sentimentality. Nothing that would embarrass the fastidious. It's both Leo Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina” and Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice,” and you could argue that is a balance the composer was seeking. On Sept ...
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War, peace and whole lot more in Tolstoy's 19th-century Russia

The Sydney Morning Herald - 19 Sep 2018
Leo Tolstoy, in later life, was dismissive of his magnum opus. In a diary entry of December 1908 he said people loved him for "trifling things like War and Peace". Trifling thing? That magnificent novel of Russian society, of angst, amour, and ...
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The Mahatma's Russian guru

Daily Pioneer - 18 Sep 2018
Though Leo Tolstoy and Gandhiji never crossed each other's path, their shared values and understanding have helped India and Russia bridge gaps. Leo Tolstoy (September 9, 1828-November 20, 1910) is an all-time genius to the entire literary world, ...
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In search of a Weinstein lecture

Martha's Vineyard Times - 19 Sep 2018
Retiring to Aquinnah after four decades of teaching at Swarthmore College, Weinstein has been holding public lectures and classes on literary classics like Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, and Henry James, all right here on the Island. Last ...
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September 9th marks Leo Tolstoy's 190 birthday

vestnik kavkaza - 05 Sep 2018
September 9th marks Leo Tolstoy's 190 birthday. Festive events will be held across the country, including in the Tolstoy State Museum in Moscow and Yasnaya Polyana. Director of the Yasnaya Polyana museum estate, Yekaterina Tolstaya, said that this ...
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Birth anniversary fete of Tolstoy

The New Indian Express - 11 Sep 2018
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Russian Cultural Centre, Thiruvananthapuram marked the occasion of the 190th birth anniversary of Leo Tolstoy with a seminar on world literature. During his inaugural address, writer George Onakkoor said, “Though Tolstoy ...
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The Best-Ever Recordings From the Prehistory of Audiobooks

Vulture - 20 Sep 2018
Audiobooks have grown phenomenally over the past decade, but they've been around since at least 1932 — the year a recording studio was established by the American Foundation for the Blind. Each of the foundation's vinyl records held about 15 minutes ...
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Tito Vilanova showed us that genius takes more than one form

SB Nation - 17 Sep 2018
Some Barcelona fans' initial distrust and hesitancy with Vilanova was a misunderstanding of how genius works. The mistake is in thinking that it is an individual gift, rather than an often collaborative project. There is no Leo Tolstoy without his wife ...
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Mike Pound: Writing under duress can be productive

Joplin Globe - 15 Sep 2018
I'm writing this under duress. I don't write well under duress. Actually, I don't write well under much of anything, but I particularly don't write well under duress. I once read (or made up) that Leo Tolstoy wrote at least half of “War and Peace ...
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How the haunting Kol Nidre melody harnessed the power to convert

The Times of Israel - 18 Sep 2018
Neither was Leo Tolstoy, who once described the prayer as “one that echoes the story of the great martyrdom of a grief-stricken nation.” Philosopher Franz Rosenzweig (public domain, via wikipedia). Reminiscent of the current fad of Jewish Israelis who ...
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A Muslim Role Model for Today: Emir Abdelkader

PR Newswire (press release) - 19 Sep 2018
Its spirit is universal and can be found in the lives of Leo Tolstoy, Mohatma Gandhi, Queen Victoria, Nelson Mandela, Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King. Jr. and all the millions of lesser known people for whom there is only one race---the Human Race.
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CUMMINS: Finishing with a flourish

Evening News and Tribune - 01 Sep 2018
Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian writer (1828-1910) wrote: "if, as Socrates said, death is the state in which we abide during our sleep made permanent, we all know this state and know there is nothing terrible in it. And if death is a transfer to a ...

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