War and Peace

War and Peace
Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 1456
Release : 1968
ISBN 10 : 0451523261
ISBN 13 : 9780451523266
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Book Description:

Presents the classical epic of the Napoleonic Wars and their effects on four Russian families

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Publisher : Collector's Library
Total Pages : 1632
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 1904633854
ISBN 13 : 9781904633853
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Book Description:

Widely regarded as the greatest novel in any language, War and Peace is primarily concerned with the histories of five aristocratic families--particularly the Bezukhovs, the Bolkonskys, and the Rostovs--the members of which are portrayed against a vivid background of Russian social life during the war against Napoleon (1805-14). The theme of war, however, is subordinate to the story of family existence, which involves Tolstoy's optimistic belief in the life-asserting pattern of human existence. The heroine, Natasha Rostova, for example, reaches her greatest fulfilment through her marriage to Pierre Bezukhov and her motherhood. The novel also sets forth a theory of history, concluding that there is a minimum of free choice; all is ruled by an inexorable historical determinism

Tolstoy and the Genesis of War and Peace

Tolstoy and the Genesis of War and Peace
Author : Kathryn B. Feuer
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 295
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : 0801474477
ISBN 13 : 9780801474477
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolstoy and the Genesis of War and Peace Book Description:

"The best thing ever done on how Tolstoy wrote War and Peace. Feuer shows us an incredible complexity in terms of the creative process. You see the seams and joints in the novel."—Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University"In 1963, Kathryn B. Feuer had access to the manuscripts of the drafts for the novel, almost 4,000 pages. At Tolstoy's home, she concentrated on a dozen books that related to his earlier conceptions of War and Peace. She was indefatigable, with every detail at her fingertips, and she could express fine perceptions with something of the lucidity and measure of her admired Jane Austen. . . . Her daughter and Donna Tussing Orwin completed their task of editing in such a way that the book everywhere shows that concern with thoroughly tested evidence that above all makes it a landmark in Tolstoy studies."—Times Literary Supplement"The effectiveness of Feuer's account of the creation of War and Peace results from her remarkably cogent and uncluttered reading of the drafts and revisions that inform the description of Tolstoy's creative process. Tolstoy and the Genesis of 'War and Peace' is destined to remain a classic on the subject."—Slavic Review"Young novelists who listen to their creative writing teachers would be better served reading Feuer's brilliant study of the creation of War and Peace."—Common KnowledgeKathryn B. Feuer offers remarkable insights into Leo Tolstoy's creative process while he wrote War and Peace. She follows the novel through countless drafts and notes, illuminating its connection to earlier, unpublished, novels and to crucial new sources, both European and Russian. A novelist herself, Feuer explores the problems of character development, narrative voice, genre, and structure that Tolstoy ultimately resolved so brilliantly.

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1889
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044018750919
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Book Description:

War and Peace Vol 5 6

War and Peace Vol  5  6
Author : Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages : 640
Release : 2010-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781434419996
ISBN 13 : 1434419991
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Vol 5 6 Book Description:

Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. War and Peace's vast canvas includes 580 characters, many historical, others fictional. The story moves from family life to the headquarters of Napoleon, from the court of Alexander I of Russia to the battlefields of Austerlitz and Borodino. The novel explores Tolstoy's theory of history, and in particular the insignificance of individuals such as Napoleon and Alexander.

War and Peace Vol 3 4

War and Peace Vol  3   4
Author : Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages : 662
Release : 2010-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781434419989
ISBN 13 : 1434419983
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Vol 3 4 Book Description:

Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. War and Peace's vast canvas includes 580 characters, many historical, others fictional. The story moves from family life to the headquarters of Napoleon, from the court of Alexander I of Russia to the battlefields of Austerlitz and Borodino. The novel explores Tolstoy's theory of history, and in particular the insignificance of individuals such as Napoleon and Alexander.

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 1273
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9781400079988
ISBN 13 : 1400079985
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace Book Description:

Presents a new translation of the classic reflecting the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic Wars, in a book accompanied by an index of historical figures, textual annotation, a chapter summary, and an introduction.

Tolstoy On War

Tolstoy On War
Author : Rick McPeak
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9780801465451
ISBN 13 : 0801465451
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolstoy On War Book Description:

In 1812, Napoleon launched his fateful invasion of Russia. Five decades later, Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace, a fictional representation of the era that is one of the most celebrated novels in world literature. The novel contains a coherent (though much disputed) philosophy of history and portrays the history and military strategy of its time in a manner that offers lessons for the soldiers of today. To mark the two hundredth anniversary of the French invasion of Russia and acknowledge the importance of Tolstoy’s novel for our historical memory of its central events, Rick McPeak and Donna Tussing Orwin have assembled a distinguished group of scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds—literary criticism, history, social science, and philosophy—to provide fresh readings of the novel. The essays in Tolstoy On War focus primarily on the novel’s depictions of war and history, and the range of responses suggests that these remain inexhaustible topics of debate. The result is a volume that opens fruitful new avenues of understanding War and Peace while providing a range of perspectives and interpretations without parallel in the vast literature on the novel.

The Powers of War and Peace

The Powers of War and Peace
Author : John Yoo
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 366
Release : 2005-10-03
ISBN 10 : 0226960315
ISBN 13 : 9780226960319
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Powers of War and Peace Book Description:

The case for a completely new approach to understanding what the Constitution says about foreign affairs is made in an in-depth analysis that reconstructs the original understanding of the document's foreign affairs power.

Meanings of War and Peace

Meanings of War and Peace
Author : Francis A. Beer
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages : 215
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 1585441244
ISBN 13 : 9781585441242
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meanings of War and Peace Book Description:

When the stakes of public words and actions are global and permanent, and especially when they involve war and peace, can we afford not to seek their meaning? For three decades, Francis Beer has pioneered the effort to discover, describe, and connect pieces of the complex puzzle of war, peace, their interrelationship, and their causes. In this volume, Beer (joined by colleagues as co-authors of some chapters) examines the cognitive, behavioral, and linguistic dimensions of war and peace. Language, he shows, is important because it mediates between thought and action. It expresses beliefs about war and peace and affects the perceptions of potential adversaries about one's own intentions. Using multiple perspectives and methods, he explores the uses of communication in international relations and the development of "meaning" for war and peace. In this unique and innovative post-realist analysis, Beer examines how language transmits and creates meaning through interaction with specific audiences. His case studies include the Somalian intervention, Sarajevo and the Balkan conflict, and the Gulf War. Moving beyond the discrete words of war, the book takes a broader view of how political participants interact in war and peace through continuous streams of communication that reflect and construct worlds of meaning. This stimulating and challenging volume brings together insights and evidence from political science, cognitive psychology, linguistics, history, and rhetorical studies and applies them in a focused way to the problem of war and peace.