The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Why Tolstoy’s War Writing Does Not Grow Old

Donna Tussing Orwin, Professor and Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto

Thu, February 28, 2013 | CLA 0.128

4:00 PM

"Why Tolstoy’s War Writing Does Not Grow Old” 

Count Leo Tolstoy served as a second lieutenant in the artillery on the front lines during the Crimean War in the 1850s. Why do his three Sevastopol sketches about this long ago war resonate with soldiers and civilians today?

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