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God and Man According to Tolstoy (Hardcover)

Author: Boot, Alexander

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This polemical work treats Tolstoy as one of the midwives of modern counterculture and reassesses his enduring influence. Boot argues that Tolstoy''s philosophy was based on a metaphysical blunder and tries to correct preconceived notions of Tolstoy''s work. Through a unique examination of Tolstoy''s religious beliefs, Boot arrives at the conclusion that Tolstoy was not a Christian, as widely thought, but a self-deifying atheist and nihilist. These traits are traced back to Tolstoy''s personality which, according to the psychiatric report used in the book, may have been influenced by mental instability. From these new angles on Tolstoy, the book is able to shed light into the historical and intellectual landscape of Russia.


Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230615861
SKU 210613788
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230615864
Release Date 5/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0264
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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