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Tolstoy Journal, August 21, 2017: ”Art begins where the tiny bit begins.”

The featured image is of a new book for my journey, Divine and Human and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Peter Sekirin. I very much look forward to reading these. I am on page 145 of Volume XVI of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi, or at Chapter XXVII of The… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, August 21, 2017: ”Art begins where the tiny bit begins.”

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Tolstoy Journal, August 14, 2017: “the Tolstoyan ocean.”

Well, I have fallen behind on my reading of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi because–I have been reading Tolstoy. I finished last night reading what I’ve been calling my “psychedelic Tolstoy.” It was a very good, very challenging read. Though I have to catch up on my regular Tolstoy journey now.… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, August 14, 2017: “the Tolstoyan ocean.”

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Tolstoy Journal, August 12, 2017: “Everything, everything I understand, I understand only because I love.”

The featured image is from Tolstoy: The Inner Drama by Hugh I’Anson Fausset. The only information in the book about it is that it is from the Maudes’ biography of Tolstoy and it is Tolstoy in 1906. I have read up to page 297 of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi, or the… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, August 12, 2017: “Everything, everything I understand, I understand only because I love.”

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Tolstoy Journal, July 31, 2017: Back to Basics

The featured image is of The Portable Tolstoy edited by John Bayley, which I bought for a dollar at our local library’s annual book sale. Today I am at page 240 of Volume XIV of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi and plan on finishing it today and starting Volume XV tomorrow.… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, July 31, 2017: Back to Basics

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Tolstoy Journal, July 12, 2017: “something entirely novel and strange.”

The featured image is of Ronald V. Sampson’s The Psychology of Power, which I read because I had read his Discovery of Peace, about Tolstoy’s view of war, and liked it very much. So I had to go to Houston to visit me mum (she is holding her own) and read the above on the airplane.… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, July 12, 2017: “something entirely novel and strange.”

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Tolstoy Journal, June 28, 2017: “Making it strange.”

The featured image is of Understanding Tolstoy by Andrew D. Kaufman, a book that looks to be right down my alley, about literature and life, not theory. I fell behind on my reading because of summer busyness but have caught up today. Am on page 218 of Volume XII of The Novels and Other Works of… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, June 28, 2017: “Making it strange.”

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Tolstoy Journal, June 24, 2017: Two Different Christs and Titanic Arrogance

Well, I got way behind on my reading but have caught up this Saturday morning, up to page 144 of Volume XII of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi. That is, I have finished reading “The Wood-Cutting Expedition,” “An Old Acquaintance,” and “Lost on the Steppe; or, The Snowstorm.” Next comes “Polikushka”… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, June 24, 2017: Two Different Christs and Titanic Arrogance