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Thus Was Leo Tolstoy (III)

Tolstoy and Music

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January 2022

216 pages

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Original Title: Así era Lev Tolstoi (III)

The complex, multifaceted figure of Tolstoy fascinated both his contemporaries and anyone who comes to his work today. The texts brought together in this volume reveal a writer who is an ascetic and moral thinker, but also a music lover whose fondness for the most abstract of the arts contains some of the keys to his thinking about creation and life. Each one of these essays—like tesserae which, piece by piece, come together in a complex mosaic—reflects an aspect of the fascinating, larger-than-life personality of this man who was capable of inspiring sincere admiration in anyone who met him.

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January 2022

1 pages

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