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The Resource The death of Tolstoy : Russia on the eve, Astapovo Station, 1910, William Nickell, (electronic book)

The death of Tolstoy : Russia on the eve, Astapovo Station, 1910, William Nickell, (electronic book)

Label
The death of Tolstoy : Russia on the eve, Astapovo Station, 1910
Title
The death of Tolstoy
Title remainder
Russia on the eve, Astapovo Station, 1910
Statement of responsibility
William Nickell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the middle of the night of October 28, 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most famous man in Russia, vanished. A secular saint revered for his literary genius, pacificism, and dedication to the earth and the poor, Tolstoy had left his home in secret to embark on a final journey. His disappearance immediately became a national sensation. Two days later he was located at a monastery, but was soon gone again. When he turned up next at Astapovo, a small, remote railway station, all of Russia was following the story. As he lay dying of pneumonia, he became the hero of a national narrative of immense significance. In The Death of Tolstoy, William Nickell describes a Russia engaged in a war of words over how this story should be told. The Orthodox Church, which had excommunicated Tolstoy in 1901, first argued that he had returned to the fold and then came out against his beliefs more vehemently than ever. Police spies sent by the state tracked his every move, fearing that his death would embolden his millions of supporters among the young, the peasantry, and the intelligentsia. Representatives of the press converged on the stationhouse at Astapovo where Tolstoy lay ill, turning his death into a feverish media event that strikingly anticipated today's no-limits coverage of celebrity lives-and deaths. Drawing on newspaper accounts, personal correspondence, police reports, secret circulars, telegrams, letters, and memoirs, Nickell shows the public spectacle of Tolstoy's last days to be a vivid reflection of a fragile, anxious empire on the eve of war and revolution
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nickell, William
Dewey number
891.73/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3395
LC item number
.N53 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia
  • Tolstoy, Leo
  • Tolstoy, Leo
Label
The death of Tolstoy : Russia on the eve, Astapovo Station, 1910, William Nickell, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family crisis as a public event -- Narrative transfigurations of Tolstoy's final journey -- The media at Astapovo and the creation of a modern pastoral -- Tolstoyan violence upon the funeral rites of the state -- On or about November 1910 -- Conclusion : the posthumous notes of Fyodor Kuzmich
Control code
ebr10467995
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
209 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801448348
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The death of Tolstoy : Russia on the eve, Astapovo Station, 1910, William Nickell, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family crisis as a public event -- Narrative transfigurations of Tolstoy's final journey -- The media at Astapovo and the creation of a modern pastoral -- Tolstoyan violence upon the funeral rites of the state -- On or about November 1910 -- Conclusion : the posthumous notes of Fyodor Kuzmich
Control code
ebr10467995
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
209 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801448348
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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