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1. Christopher Plummer's Last Station

In memory of actor Christopher Plummer, who died last week at age 91, we look back at his role as a dying Leo Tolstoy in the 2009 film, The Last Station.

Tags: in memoriam, Yasnaya Polyana, the last station, christopher plummer, tolstoy
2. How Leo Tolstoy Shaped the Modern Melodrama

On the 110th anniversary of Lev Tolstoy's death, we look back at his link to cinema: Tolstoy is more closely linked to the history of the cinema than any other writer of his time.

Tags: cinema, literature, film, tolstoy
3. Creating Anna Karenina

When Tolstoy started Anna Karenina, he was forty-four. He guessed that he would finish the novel, conceived as only a novella, in two weeks. Anna Karenina took him more than four years.

Tags: russian literature, literature, women, tolstoy
4. Books to Read During the Great Pause

We asked our editors, advisors, and frequent contributors to share a Russian literary work they felt was particularly apt to read during The Great Pause.

Tags: literature, pushkin, tolstoy, akhmatova, gogol, literature
5. Writers in Isolation

Russian literature is rich with experiences of isolation. We check in with a few famous writers of the past.

Tags: Ulitskaya, Yesenin, Tsvetaeva, Tolstoy, Chekhov
6. Coronavirus Coping: Russian Lit has the Answers

Russian literature has an answer for everything. In the times of coronovirus, this is your guide.

Tags: Solzhenitsyn, bunin, chekhov, dostoevsky, tolstoy, literature
7. 17 Readings on Tolstoy

Today is the birthday of Lev Tolstoy. We scoured our archives and offer a listing of 17 articles we have published on the great author over the years.

Tags: literature, war and peace, tolstoy
By The Editors
8. Off the Rails

Readers send us their stories of interesting train journeys and interactions.

Tags: film, love, family, tolstoy, anna karenina, Dostoevsky, railway, trans-siberian railway, railroad, train
9. When Chekhov Met Tolstoy

On this day in 1895, two Titans of Russian literature met for the first time and had a swim. Or did they?

Tags: Yasnaya Polyana, Tolstoy, Chekhov
10. Cycling with the Count

Throughout his long life, Leo Tolstoy had many strange hobbies. One of them was bicycling, which he learned at the ripe age of 67, and which he loved. But that's not to say there weren't some humorous incidents...

Tags: cycling, history, Tula, bicycles, Tolstoy

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