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Title:A Confession and Other Religious Writings
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A Confession and Other Religious Writings by Leo Tolstoy, Jane Kentish

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Confession and Other Religious Writings An account of a spiritual crisis marking a shift of Tolstoy s central focus from the aesthetic to the religious and philosophical .

A confession What is religion and of what does its essence consist Religion and morality The law of love and the law of violence

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Leo Tolstoy combined detailed physical description with perceptive psychological insight to sweep aside the sham of surface appearances and lay bare man s intimate gestures acts and thoughts Murder and sacrifice greed and devotion lust and affection vanity and love one by one in this volume of great stories Tolstoy dissects the basic drives emotions and motives of ordinary people searching for self knowledge and spiritual perfection Chekhov said Of authors my favorite is Tolstoy And Turgenev marveled at the strength of his huge talent It sends a cold shudder even down my back He is a master a master, Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy s major novels It tells the story of a nobleman s attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia Tolstoy s vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness and his condemnation of violence dominate the novel An intimate psychological tale of guilt anger and forgiveness Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century reflecting its author s outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived This edition which updates a classic translation has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field, A Confession an essay by Leo Tolstoy on his religious thoughts shows the great author in process of looking for answers to profound questions that trouble all who take them on What will come of my life and What is the meaning of life these are questions whose answers were an absolute requirement for Tolstoy In the course of the essay Tolstoy shows different attempts to find answers on the examples of science philosophy eastern wisdom and the opinions of his fellow novelists finding no workable solution in any of these Tolstoy recognizes the deep religious convictions of ordinary people as containing the key to true answers The first attempt at its publication took place in Russkaya Mysl No but Tolstoy s work was removed virtually from the whole edition of the journal by Orthodox Church censorship The text was later published in Geneva in Russia as late as Vsemirnyj Vestnik No, When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his wife of having an affair with her music partner his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder Controversial upon publication in i The Kreutzer Sonata i illuminates Tolstoy s then feverish Christian ideals his conflicts with lust and the hypocrisies of nineteenth century marriage and his thinking on the role of art and music in society br br In her Introduction Doris Lessing shows how relevant i The Kreutzer Sonata i is to our understanding of Tolstoy the artist as well as to feminism and literature This Modern Library Paperback Classic also contains Tolstoy s i Sequel to the Kruetzer Sonata i