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Tolstoy Journal, August 10, 2017: “He has indeed searched for God, but with no humility, and found only himself”

The feature image is of Tolstoy and his brothers, Sergius, Nikolai, and Dmitri. The latter is the brother who was very religious but then went a bit crazy and lived a life as dissipated as it had previously been religious and who died from tuberculosis in Leo’s arms. I am up to page 243 in… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, August 10, 2017: “He has indeed searched for God, but with no humility, and found only himself”

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Tolstoy Journal, April 25, 2017: The Real Motorcycle

The above is, I think, my last travel book, so who know what the featured image will be tomorrow? I love the cover of this book and it opens under the dedication with a quote from Leo Tolstoy: “The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.” It also includes the story… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, April 25, 2017: The Real Motorcycle

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Tolstoy Journal, March 18, 2017: “It was necessary to wait and have patience.”

I finished reading Volume V of The Works of Lyof Tolstoi today; the above picture is the frontispiece of Volume VI, the last volume of War and Peace. The illustration is called “The Death of Petya.” Volume VI will begin with Part XIV of this great novel/epic. The last pages I read today described how… Continue reading Tolstoy Journal, March 18, 2017: “It was necessary to wait and have patience.”