[tohl-stoi, tol-; Russian tuhl-stoi]
- Leo or Lev Ni·ko·la·e·vich [lev nik-uh-lahy-uh-vich; Russian lyef nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /lɛv ˌnɪk əˈlaɪ əˌvɪtʃ; Russian ˈlyɛf nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, Count,1828–1910, Russian novelist and social critic.
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Like Flaubert, Tolstoy and Stendhal greatly admired Walter Scott.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
The great Mann disappointed her; instead of Kafka and Tolstoy, he wanted to know what she thought of Hemingway.Still Desperately Seeking Susan Sontag
September 26, 2014
If Dostoevsky unintentionally laid the philosophical groundwork upon which Putin now stands, then Tolstoy offers the solution.
But genuine strength, as Tolstoy understood so well, comes from humility, not hubris.
If Putin preferred Tolstoy over Dostoevsky, what a happier, more peaceful place Ukraine would be right now.
Tolstoy had inveighed bitterly against all forms of artificial art.Melomaniacs
He hated war like a Quaker, and soldiers like Tolstoy himself.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
A truer and completer picture of war than either Tolstoy or Zola.Wayside Courtships
This clearly is a study from life, a leaf from Tolstoy's "Crimean Journal."
The idea was the important thing to Tolstoy in everything that he read or wrote.
- Leo, Russian name Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. 1828–1910, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and philosopher; author of the two monumental novels War and Peace (1865–69) and Anna Karenina (1875–77). Following a spiritual crisis in 1879, he adopted a form of Christianity based on a doctrine of nonresistance to evil