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by John Bayley

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ISBN: 0701113855
ISBN13: 978-0701113858
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Author: John Bayley
Language: English
Publisher: Chatto & Windus (1968)
Pages: 316 pages
ePUB size: 1993 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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This is what Tolstoy says about 'War and Peace'. "It is not a novel ,even less a poem, and still less a historical chronicle.'War and Peace' is what the author wished and was abvle to express in the form in which it is expressed." Tolstoy then goes on to say that all the great works of Russian literature deviate from European forms. Bayley in this excellent critical study seems to agree that there is something special about the urgency in which Russian literature 'caught up' with Europe. But he also shows Tolstoy's mastery of novelistic elements.

One interesting point is when Bayley puts Tolstoy on the same level as his great nemesis Shakespeare. Bayley talks about them both as being ' the most retrospective of writers',

This is a fine critical study and teaches much not only about the work of Tolstoy but about Russian Literature in general.
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