The religious dimension of Tolstoy??s life is usually associated with his later years following his renunciation of art. In this volume, Daniel Rancour-Laferriere demonstrates instead that Tolstoy was preoccupied with a quest for God throughout all of his adult life. Rancour-Laferriere locates the psychological underpinnings of Tolstoy??s suffering in a bipolar illness that led him actively to seek suffering and self-humiliation in the Russian tradition of “holy foolishness.” Tolstoy??s Quest for God is an original and penetrating contribution to the study of one of the world??s supreme writers.
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|Size: ||1.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Transaction Publishers|
|Date published: || 2011|
|ISBN: ||9781412813679 (DRM-PDF)|
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