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by Henri Troyat

  • ISBN: 0491003803
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Henri Troyat
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W.H. Allen / Virgin Books (1968)
  • Pages: 768
  • ePub book: 1871 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1267 kb
  • Other: txt azw docx lit
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 871

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Henri Troyat has write a number of "popular" literary biographies, most of which aren't of much value compared with . This book is very informative yet reads as lively as a Tolstoy novel. Reading this before, during, or after you read "War and Peace" is very enlightening.

Henri Troyat has write a number of "popular" literary biographies, most of which aren't of much value compared with the best biographies of his subjects. Interesting the fact that the author of "War and Peace" struggled with history in school and exclaimed that history was "nothing but a heap of myths and useless, trivial details, sprinkled with dates and names".

Henri Troyat (real name Lev Tarasov) ducks almost all of these issues

Leo Tolstoy embodies the most extraordinary contradictions. Henri Troyat (real name Lev Tarasov) ducks almost all of these issues. The biography relies too heavily on the copious written materials left by Tolsty and his family and fans, and never steps back to consider where we have come from.

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Leo Tolstoy embodies the most extraordinary contradictions

A masterpiece in both scope and detail. com User, August 17, 2006. Henri Troyat has done a superb job of crafting the life story of Leo Tolstoy into something which almost reads as a novel, a page-turner in its own right.

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Henri Troyat, Nancy Amphoux. Leo Tolstoy embodies the most extraordinary contradictions. He was a wealthy aristocrat who preached the virtues of poverty and the peasant life, a misogynist who wrote Anna Karenina, and a supreme writer who declared, "Literature is rubbish. From Tolstoy's famously bad marriage to his enormously successful career, Troyat presents a brilliant portrait that reads like an epic novel written by Tolstoy himself.

I love this book, so much. Perhaps it is Troyat, or Tolstoy - I cannot tell who to thank more, the revealer or the revealed.

A panoramic biography of the man, the writer and his times. Результаты поиска по книге. I love this book, so much.

Leo Tolstoy embodies the most extraordinary contradictions. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Troyat (the nom de plume of Russian-born Lev Tarasov) won numerous awards in France for his novels and nonfiction, especially his literary biographies. His life of Tolstoy, long an essential work for.

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Comments

Moogura Moogura
An incredible biography of a very complicated, brilliant man, It looks like this writer spent many years working on this to get the whole picture. He writes somewhat like Tolstoy. There are no brief descriptions. He takes apart every aspect of his relationships to others in his life as well as to himself. We see Tolstoy go through his privileged and joyful childhood, his selfish adolescence and adulthood, and watch him wrestle with his conscience through marriage as a middle aged, older, then very old man. If you read "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" you know his ability to get inside all of his characters hearts and minds, whether they be wealthy aristocrats, starving peasants, blossoming young girls, or tired old men. His mind is the perfect foundation for a writer, but almost a disaster for a living breathing husband and father who is supposed to provide consistency and stability. I finally understand why Tolstoy did what he did to his wife and family. I could not put this book down. Highly recommend!
Kabandis Kabandis
Henri Troyat has write a number of "popular" literary biographies, most of which aren't of much value compared with the best biographies of his subjects.

His biography of Flaubert is small beer compared with Steegmuller, Starkie, and etc. Ditto his Turgenev is inferior to Shapiro and Magarshack.

However, this bio of Tolstoy, though it's been called "fiction" in part, reads well, covers the ground, and runs a shadowy third to Maude and A.N. Wilson. So if you want to read all that's available and worth reading on Tolstoy, you can safely buy this book.
Macage Macage
This book is very informative yet reads as lively as a Tolstoy novel. Reading this before, during, or after you read "War and Peace" is very enlightening. Interesting the fact that the author of "War and Peace" struggled with history in school and exclaimed that history was "nothing but a heap of myths and useless, trivial details, sprinkled with dates and names". Other wisdoms include "Bronchitis is an imaginary disease! Bronchitis is a metal!" Highly entertaining. I had to deduct one star due to the fact that there is not one picture in this biography which I find quite odd.
Saintrius Saintrius
Troyat maintains a certain emotional distance most of the time, which is best considering the contradictory subject. That said, the Hero-Tolstoy comes forward clear in passages and Troyat gives his due respect to the considerable force of humanity that Tolstoy was.

Comprehensive without seeming cluttered with uninteresting facts. Great criticism of Tolstoy's work, but it doesn't take over and turn this into literary criticism.

Overall a wonderful biography.
I_LOVE_228 I_LOVE_228
If you want "detail" about Tolstoy... this is the book. It is well written and chock full of detail. I would have given this a 5 star rating but the biography contains more detail than I am interested in. Still, I must credit Troyat for his writing, his research and his thorough portrayal of Tolstoy... seemingly an overwhelming task. This gave me a lot of insight into Tolstoy and his life. Glad, I read it.
SoSok SoSok
This book is enlightening and entertaining. I always loved his books, but didn't know a lot about him personally. Troyat is a good writer, but, beware, if you don't like Tolstoy, you may find this book too detailed and long.
caster caster
Book purchased through Amazon

Book is in very good shape. I wouldn't consider it perfect, but copies of original first edition seem hard to get in any condition. Sevice was quick enough, but box it came in should be a lot sturdier. Book jacket had slight tear and pages a little rough around the edges. As I said box it came in was terrible, I was lucky the book itself didn't sustain damage. I was very happy to get it, and the price was fair. Would buy from them again, after making sure they wrap it better.

Book lover Mike
the book was a gift which my friend has highly praised