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This work, equal parts biography, memoir, and literary study, examines the dialogue of two great Russian writers. The dialogue between them includes passages from Tolstoy's personal, political, and literary writings and references to Western and Eastern philosophers, religious thinkers and critics.
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"Marullo and Khmelkov have not only supplied us with a graceful translation, they have provided annotations, more voluminous than Bunin's original text, that display a breathtaking depth of knowledge about Bunin, Tolstoy, and Russian literature and culture in general. This is an invaluable contribution." --Publishers Weekly
"All Slavicists, indeed anyone who is interested in the unique individual Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, will welcome the long-overdue translation into English of Ivan Bunin's masterpiece." --Slavic Review
"An English-language edition of Bunin'sTolstoy is long overdue. . . . Bunin's biography is unique in remaking the genre into a double-voiced meditation on artistic mission, the meaning of life, and the greatness and frailty of the human endeavor. Were I to compare it to any other work of world literature, I would rank it with Boswell'sLife of Johnson."
Ruth Rischin, Encylopedia of Literary Translation into English"
Ivan Bunin (1870-1953) was a poet and novelist who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1933. He is the author ofThe Life of Arseniev: Youth and Cursed Days: A Diary of the Revolution, among other books. Thomas Gaiton Marullo is the author ofIf You See the Buddha: Studies in the Fiction of Ivan Buninand has translated and edited numerous other works by and about Bunin. Vladimir T. Khmelkov holds a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame."
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Book Description Northwestern University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110810117525
Book Description Northwestern University Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0810117525
Book Description Northwestern University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0810117525