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Title The Kreutzer sonata variations : Lev Tolstoy's Novella and counterstories by Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy / translated and edited by Michael R. Katz ; with a foreword by Ekaterina Tolstaya and an afterword by Andrey Tolstoy
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 336 pages)
Contents Introduction: the Tolstoy family story contest / Michael R. Katz -- The story and counterstories. The Kreutzer sonata / Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy ; Whose fault? ; Song without words / Sofiya Andreevna Tolstaya ; Chopin's prelude / Lev Lvovich Tolstoy -- The reflections. Ruminations on Tolstoy's The Kreuzter sonata ; Epilogue to The Kreutzer sonata / Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy ; "The wife murderer" ; Letters (selection) ; Diary entries (selection) ; Diary entries (selection) ; My life (excerpts) / Sofiya Andreevna Tolstaya ; The truth about my father (excerpt) / Lev Lvovich Tolstoy ; Tolstoy: a life of my father (excerpt) / Alexandra Lvovna Tolstaya -- Afterword / Andrey Tolstoy
Summary A work unprecedented in world literature, this unique volume contains a new translation of Lev Tolstoy's controversial novella The Kreutzer Sonata, which was initially banned by Russian censors. In addition, available to English readers for the first time is a fascinating and previously neglected constellation of counterstories written by the author's wife and son in direct response to Tolstoy's provocative tale, each a passionate attempt to undo the message of the original work. These radically conflicting tales, accompanied by excerpts from family letters, diaries, notes, and memoirs, provide readers with a vivid and highly revealing case study of the powerful disputes concerning sexuality and gender roles that erupted within the cultural context of late-nineteenth-century Russian, as well as European, society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Kreĭt︠s︡erova sonata
SUBJECT Kreĭt︠s︡erova sonata (Tolstoy, Leo, graf) fast
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
Author Katz, Michael R., translator, editor
Tolstai︠a︡, Ekaterina, 1972- writer of preface.
Толстая, Екатерина, 1972- writer of preface
Tolstoy, Andrey, writer of added commentary
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Kreĭt︠s︡erova sonata. English. 2014
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ISBN 9780300210392