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by Jay Parini
The Last Station is a novel by Jay Parini that was first published in 1990
The Last Station is a novel by Jay Parini that was first published in 1990. It is the story of the final year in the life of Leo Tolstoy, told from multiple viewpoints, including Tolstoy's young secretary, Valentin Bulgakov, his wife, Sophia Tolstaya, his daughter Sasha, his publisher and close friend, Vladimir Chertkov, and his doctor, Dushan Makovitsky.
The Kreutzer Sonata is Tolstoy’s one failure, as I see it. Is there anything in common between Pozdnyshev, the hero of. .The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Is there anything in common between Pozdnyshev, the hero of that tale, and Leo Tolstoy? I cannot believe it. It’s the story of a man who murders his wife. Many readers – I don’t go this far myself – consider it a tract against marriage, a missile of hate, a vile book. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.
Book Description Set in the last tumultuous years of Leo Tolstoy's life, The Last Station centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife, Sofya Andreyevna, and his leading disciple, Vladimir Cherkov. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children, and a life of relative luxury, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over one hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition.
As Tolstoy seeks peace in his final days, Valentin Bulgakov is hired to be his secretary and enlisted as a spy by both camps. I first saw the excellent movie, of the same title, that was based on this book of Tolstoy's last days, yet a book almost always fleshes out so much more of a story. But Valentin's loyalty is to the great man, who in turn recognizes in the young idealist his own youthful struggle with worldly passions. I'm a happy man. Читать весь отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - lesleynicol - LibraryThing.
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The Last Station book. This is indee" It's about the final years of Leo Tolstoy. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREA New York Times Notable BookAs. These final years include the dispute on who should own the works (War and Peace, Anna Karenina, etc) and the riches of the famous Russian novelist: his wife or his minions who claim that his works belong to the people. The story of this final years is said to be one of the "saddest in literary world. And this adjective almost always make me run to the nearby bookstore and get myself a copy of the book. I am a sucker for saddest books. This is indeed a sad book.
Parini, Jay. Sergeyenko is by nature suspicious, so I wouldn’t put it past him to loiter outside my door. He is by now aware that Masha and I have formed an intimate friendship. He is by now aware that Masha and I have formed an intimate friendship he narrow pine table in the dining room of Telyatinki, and this is enough to raise suspicion. Nothing is really forbidden at Telyatinki, but there are tacit standards that cannot be ignored. Each man is alone with his conscience and his God,’ Sergeyenko said one morning over breakfast. He did not have the courage to look at me directly as he spoke.
Jay Parini moves deftly between a colorful cast of characters to create a stunning portrait of one of the worlds most treasured authors. Dancing between fact and fiction, The Last Station is a brilliant and moving literary performance.
The Last Station,' by Jay Parini, is a portrait of life at Leo Tolstoy's estate, Yasnaya Polyana, during the last year of the great man's life. Each chapter captures the perspective of one of those most familiar with Tolstoy at the time, the details of which have been painstakingly recreated from diaries, letters and biographies. The transition from one character to the next is at times disconcerting, but the overall effect is truly beautiful.
A Novel of Tolstoy’s Final Year. For Devon, every word, always. There was a muddy center before we breathed. The year has turned again, bringing us to the end of the first decade of the new century. I write the strange numbers in my diary. There was a myth before the myth began, Venerable and articulate and complete. From this the poem springs: that we live in a place That is not our own and, much more, not ourselves And hard it is in spite of blazoned days.
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