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Leo Tolstoy's signed letter giving editorial advice sells for $21K

Economic Times - 12 Mar 2018
BOSTON: A rare, signed letter by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy giving editorial advice to a philosopher Pyotr Petrovich Nikolaev, was sold for USD 21,450 at an auction. Nikolaev had sent Tolstoy a letter enclosing his manuscript on the 'distortions of the ...
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What Today's Youth Can Learn From the Great Russian Writer Leo Tolstoy

JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog) - 14 Mar 2018
Tolstoy shared many of their beliefs. In the late 19th century, the Doukhobors mounted a serious challenge to the state, rejecting the Czar and the Church. Despite the state's clampdown on the sect, they steadfastly held to a policy of non-violent ...
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Book Review: 'The Flight Attendant' by Chris Bohjalian

Seven Days - 14 Mar 2018
While the settings are well drawn, and some scenes suspenseful, the many elements the author has set in motion don't come together in the climax quite as deftly as one might wish. At its core, this isn't a novel of international intrigue but the story ...
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Guide to the Classics: 'Anna Karenina'

The Epoch Times - 09 Mar 2018
“In order for a book to be good,” said Leo Tolstoy to his wife, Sonya, on March 2, 1877, “one has to love its basic, fundamental idea. Thus, in Anna Karenina, I loved the idea of the family.” These words Sonya copied into her diary on March 3. This ...
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TREND: Making More Than Fashion Statements

The Triton - 16 Mar 2018
In his essay, “What is Art?” Leo Tolstoy defines art as “a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward the well-being of individuals and of humanity.” That being said, art is ...
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Fiction Chronicle: Life Will Deceive You Later

Wall Street Journal - 16 Mar 2018
Tatyana Tolstaya opens her story collection “Aetherial Worlds” (Knopf, 241 pages, $25.95) by addressing the elephant in the room, the question of her loaded last name: “My grandfather Aleksey Tolstoy, a famous Russian writer, attended the Saint ...
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EINSELEN: Quest for green card hits single-page snag

pharostribune.com - 16 Mar 2018
I couldn't resist thinking of Leo Tolstoy's iconic first line when our application for a green card hit a snag. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” the narrator asserts in Tolstoy's novel “Anna Karenina ...
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The tyranny of the blank page

Livemint - 17 Mar 2018
Virginia Woolf, Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway and Joseph Conrad, none of them one-book wonders, have also gone through extremely dry spells. The term “writer's block” itself was coined in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler, who himself was extremely ...
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Former Russian Female Spy Reveals Secrets of Her Job

Sputnik International - 08 Mar 2018
So, we started looking at pictures on the walls, and suddenly I saw the book by Leo Tolstoy “Anna Karenina” on their coffee table. In Russian. How would you react? I asked my husband if he saw it, he suggested that we continue looking at the pictures ...
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The Wilawos Tree tried to dig up vegetarians

Charleston Post Courier - 14 Mar 2018
Charlestonians seemed to seriously consider it following the lead of international luminaries such as Leo Tolstoy only when meat prices or summer temperatures shot up. In 1987, 15 years after the famed Moosewood Cafe started serving its mostly ...
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Tolstoys letter giving editorial advice auctioned for USD 21k

India Today - 12 Mar 2018
I would like to say a lot, but wont, not only because its awkward to do so in a letter, but because, and this is the main thing, its not necessary," wrote Tolstoy. "You yourself in all likelihood would make the same comments and corrections that I ...
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Latin American fans race to learn Russian before World Cup

euronews - 14 Mar 2018
Morales and his partner Marisol are part of a growing number of Latin Americans who are trying to learn the language of Leo Tolstoy and Lev Yashin in time for this year's tournament, which kicks off in Moscow on June 14 and runs for a month in 12 ...
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Exodus from Petrograd

The Times - 16 Mar 2018
“Evacuation of Petrograd” is now the order of the day, and something like a panic has set in. Crowds of people, unable to get railway tickets owing to the congestion of traffic and the prohibition of egress by train without a special licence, have ...

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