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Lev and Sonya

Louise Smoluchowski

Lev and Sonya

the story of the Tolstoy marriage

by Louise Smoluchowski

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Published by Paragon in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Marriage.,
  • Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Relations with women.,
  • Tolstai͡a︡, S. A. 1844-1919.,
  • Novelists, Russian -- 19th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesLev & Sonya.
    Statementby Louise Smoluchowski.
    ContributionsTolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910., Tolstai͡a︡, S. A. 1844-1919.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG3388 .S6 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination299 p. ;
    Number of Pages299
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2378866M
    ISBN 101557781036
    LC Control Number87007345
    OCLC/WorldCa16648638

      The name Levin is even drawn from the Russian form of Tolstoy's own first name, Lev. As his wife, Sonya later wrote: "Levin is [Leo], but without the talent. An impossible man!" Sonya and Leo struggled with the extreme passion they felt for each other and the heated arguments that often kept them apart. The New Statesman profiles Andrew Donskov's book on the relationship between Lev and Sonya Tolstoy, particularly its vindication of Sonya. "The evidence for her contribution to Tolstoy’s greatest literary works is clear.".

    I am currently at work on Eros & Thanatos (forthcoming ) with Nadya Lev and the editors of Japan-based publisher Fukkan. A multilingual book exploring the intersection of sex and death, Eros & Thanatos features art and essays from Henry Darger, the Popovy Sisters, Paul Koudounaris, Hans Bellmer, Ellen Rogers, and others. My poetry collection Salt Is For Curing .   Leo Tolstoy's Biography This lauded author was born Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy in at Iasnaia Poliana, his family's estate in Russia. At times the toast of the town, he also fell out of favor with the Russian authorities many times during a long career—both for his political views and failed writing endeavors.

      At eighteen years old, young Sofya Behrs, called Sonya by friends and family, married one of the greatest authors the world has ever known&#;Leo Tolstoy. Sixteen years his junior, Sonya spent a majority of her married life in confinement while pregnant and nursing, as she bore, raised, Pages:   Tolstoy family circle, , Sonya at far right, Leo next next to her, published by Cassell and Co, NY, – The Life of Tolstoy by Paul Biriukov, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons. Sonya Behrs, unknown photographer – , Lev Tolstòj, I giganti, Verona, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.


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Lev & Sonya book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Lev and Sonya offers a quick and enjoyable way for those unfamiliar with the Tolstoy saga to orient themselves before approaching this unwieldy mass.

From the Russian sources Smoluchowski has written a credible, even-handed account of the Tolstoys' 48 years together. The moral seems to be that diaries are dangerous weapons best kept under lock Cited by: 2. Lev and Sonya offers a quick and enjoyable way for those unfamiliar with the Tolstoy saga to orient themselves before approaching this unwieldy mass.

From the Russian sources Smoluchowski has written a credible, even-handed account of the Tolstoys' 48 years together. The moral seems to be that diaries are dangerous weapons best kept under lock Author: Louise Smoluchowski.

Lev and Sonya: the story of the Tolstoy marriage User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Recent years have seen a sympathetic biography of Countess Tolstoy (Anne Edwards's Sonya, LJ 2/1/81) and new translations of the Tolstoys' diaries. Description: Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # ZZ2.

About this title: Synopsis: Tolstoy was in his thirties and already somewhat famous when he married a barely 18 year old Sonya Bers. The marriage lasted 48 years and produced 13 Range: $ - $ Condition: good, good.

First Printing. 24 cm,some page discoloration, some wear and soiling to DJ The author's basic source for Lev and Sonya was the many volumes of the official Russian editions of the Tolstoys' diaries and notebooks, buttressed by the memoirs of children and friends. Seller Inventory # Smoluchowski bases her book primarily upon her own translation of the letters, diaries, and notes of Leo and Sonya, wishing to ""give a picture of their marriage as they saw it themselves."" By bridging these Tolstoyan excerpts with her own clear accounting, she successfully dramatizes the year union of Leo (whom she calls Lev) and Sonya.

Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. LEV AND SONYA: STORY OF TOLSTOY MARRIAGE By Louis Smoluchowski.

This is a claustrophobic book, conveying. Lev and Sonya Louise Smoluchowski, Author Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs ; the patronymic is Nikolayevich and the family name is Tolstoy.

Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy on 23 May at Yasnaya Polyana, photo by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Native name Лев Николаевич Толстой Born Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy () 9 September Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Governorate, Russian Empire Died 20 Spouse: Sophia Behrs (m.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Smoluchowski, Louise. Lev and Sonya. New York: Putnam, © (OCoLC) Anne Edwards's biographies include "Vivien Leigh: A Biography," the "New York Times "bestseller that has become a classic in the field.

Other acclaimed titles include" Early Reagan: The Rise to Power"; "Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor;" and "Katharine Hepburn: A Biography," Anne Edwards is a former president of the Authors Guild and a sought-after speaker.5/5(1).

Author Louise Smoluchowski. Title Lev and Sonya: The Story of the Tolstoy Marriage. Binding Hardcover. Book Condition Used: Good. Type Hardcover. Publisher Sidgwich Jackson Ltd ISBN Number / Seller ID   Lev and Sonya offers a quick and enjoyable way for those unfamiliar with the Tolstoy saga to orient themselves before approaching this unwieldy mass.

From the Russian sources Smoluchowski has written a credible, even-handed account of Author: Louise Smoluchowski. The protagonist of the novel; a year-old Jewish boy who has grown up in Leningrad.

He is the son of Mother and Abraham Beniov, a famous poet who was arrested by the Soviet government years earlier and never older sister is Taisya, and the narrator of the prologue, David, is his is an excellent chess player but is also a weak, acne-ridden, fearful.

Lev Tolstoy with his wife, Sophia (Sonya), in the garden at Yasnaya Polyana, circa I am accused of auto-fiction. A British reviewer feels my recent novel In Extremis is too obviously about my life for him to assess it as a novel.

That is, if I am going to focus on my own life in a book—and it’s interesting the reviewer feels he can be sure about the facts of my. Author Louise Smoluchowski. Title Lev and Sonya: The Story of the Tolstoy Marriage. Binding Hardcover. Book Condition Used: Very Good.

Jacket Condition Very good. Type Hardcover. Publisher Sidgwich Jackson Ltd ISBN Number / Seller ID   Sonja Morgan made a rare public appearance with her daughter, year-old Quincy Adams Morgan, last week in New York City. As the drama between Sonja and her co-stars continues to play out on The Real Housewives of New York City, she and Quincy walked the red carpet together at an event for Entertainment Weekly at the Stonewall Inn on Wednesday, Author: Lindsay Cronin.

A touching, brilliant, and groundbreaking biography of one of literary history's most famous couples, at once a dual biography, a history, and the portrait of a long and stormy marriage, William L. Shirer's new book - written in his ninth decade - explores the passionate, highly charged, and extraordinary lives of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy/5.

Love and Hate: A Tolstoy Family Tale Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina opens with the line: "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." A new book about Tolstoy.

I am fond of Anne Edwards style of writing and find this book very interesting because it is well researched and the story of Tolstoy's marriage to Sonya is a fascinating glimpse of history.

Particularly as it relates to the books he has written and how the characters and incidences were based on his real by: 3. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New York ContaineridPages: Lev suddenly stops talking, thinking that he has revealed too much.

Sonya looks worried for Lev but Kolya looks impressed, and states that Lev's father was Abraham Beniov. Lev doesn't deny this, and Kolya says that he doesn't understand why Lev would want to hide that, since Abraham Beniov was a "real poet," and tells Lev to be proud of him.