Michael Scammell is the author of Solzhenitsyn, a Biography,which won the Los Angeles Times and English PEN's prizes for best biography after its publication. He is the editor of The Solzhenitsyn Files, Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union, andRussia's Other Writers, and has translated Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and other Russian authors into English. His reviews and articles have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Harpers,and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing and translation in the School of the Arts at Columbia University in New York.
Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library On Sale: April 9, 2002 Price: $15.95
Begun in 1851, when Tolstoy was twenty-three and serving as a cadet in the Russian army, Childhood, the first part of Tolstoy’s first novel, won immediate praise from Turgenev and others, and marked Tolstoy’s emergence as a major writer. Its originality was striking, as Tolstoy sought to communicate with great immediacy...
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