Divine and Human and Other Stories

Divine and Human and Other Stories Drawing On The Tragic Past Of Russia And Its Empire To Comment On The Issues And Ideas Of His Day, Leo Tolstoy Wrote The Stories In Divine And Human And Other Stories During The Chaos Surrounding The 1905 Revolution These Stories, Presented Together For The First Time, Show The Depth Of, And Contradictions In, Tolstoy S Thought As He Tried To Reconcile His Harsh Religious Beliefs With Humanist Appeals For Justice Taken As A Whole, The Collection Is A Revealing Look At The Complex Life And Thought Of A Literary Giant.

10 thoughts on “Divine and Human and Other Stories

  1. says:

    read for my nation, empire, and literature class i m in love now with tolstoy, whom i had never read before hoping to tackle anna karenina soon lent this to jack because it s too great not to share.

  2. says:

    A collection of late Tolstoy stories that contrast his personal religious beliefs with notions of justice and questions of humanity The title story is beyond moving Tolstoy captures a moment in Russian history, the connectedness of humanity, the frailty...

  3. says:

    Tolstoy attacks the nobility, the oppression of the poor, the revolutions and other social problems of his day while proposing his theory of Christianity He dispels the miracles and revelations contained in the Gospels, and using the Sermon on the Mount as the basis of his thought Good stuff, ...

  4. says:

    Several short stories about redemption, religion, and innocence They re not bad, but compared to the rest of Tolstoy, they seem trite.

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