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Author Blaisdell, Robert, author.

Title Creating Anna Karenina : Tolstoy and the birth of literature's most enigmatic heroine / Bob Blaisdell ; foreword by Boris Dralyuk.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    891.73 Tolstoy,L BLA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Pegasus Books edition.
Description xxiii, 389 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-377) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Readying for "a new big labor": September 1872-March 1873 -- A very very rough rough draft: March 18, 1873-June 2, 1873 -- Summering in Samara -- Distractions and family woes: August 22-December 31, 1873 -- Anna Karenina's false start: January 1-August 14, 1874 -- For love or money?: August 15-December 31, 1874 -- Anna Karenina: the serial: January-June 1875 -- Summer, Fall, Winter, 1875 -- The serialization of Anna Karenina resumes: January-May 1876 -- From idle to full steam ahead: June-December 1876 -- The end of serialization: January-May 1877 -- Suicidal tendencies -- Finishing off: May 7, 1877-January 1878.
Summary Anna Karenina is one of the most nuanced characters in world literature. Readers often assume that Tolstoy, a nobleman-turned-mystic would write himself into the principled Levin. But in truth, Anna's fateful suicide is the road that Tolstoy nearly traveled himself. Blaisdell unravels Tolstoy's family, literary, and day-to-day life during the period that he conceived, drafted, abandoned, and revised Anna Karenina. In the process, we see where Tolstoy's life and his art intersect in obvious and unobvious ways. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Anna Karenina.
Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character)
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Russia -- 19th century.
Man-woman relationships.
Married women.
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Dralyuk, Boris, writer of foreword.
Added Title Tolstoy and the birth of literature's most enigmatic heroine
ISBN 9781643134628 (hardcover)
1643134620 (hardcover)

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