The death of Tolstoy : Russia on the eve, Astapovo Station, 1910 / William Nickell.

In the middle of the night of October 28, 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most famous man in Russia, vanished. A secular saint revered for his literary genius, pacificism, and dedication to the earth and the poor, Tolstoy had left his home in secret to embark on a final journey. His disappearance immediately...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Nickell, William, 1961-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • The family crisis as a public event
  • Narrative transfigurations of Tolstoy's final journey
  • The media at Astapovo and the creation of a modern pastoral
  • Tolstoyan violence upon the funeral rites of the state
  • On or about November 1910
  • Conclusion : the posthumous notes of Fyodor Kuzmich.