Tolstoy's Family Prototypes in War and Peace (Hardcover)

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Tolstoy's Family Prototypes in War and Peace (Hardcover)


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Did affection for members of his family influence Tolstoy's characterizations in War and Peace? Comparison of the novel with the writer's family history reveals preferential treatment of those with greater relatedness to him-excluding his autoportraits. It also explains many narrative gaps and curious devices, including coincidences, "fate," and incest.

Brett Cooke is Professor of Russian at Texas A&M University. He is the author of Pushkin and the Creative Process, and Human Nature in Utopia: Zamyatin's We and editor or co-editor of Sociobiology and the Arts, The Fantastic Other, Biopoetics: Evolutionary Explorations in the Arts, Critical Insights: War and Peace, and, recently, Evolution and Popular Narrative.
Product Details ISBN: 9781644694084
ISBN-10: 1644694085
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication Date: November 24th, 2020
Pages: 318
Language: English