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Tolstoy

Leo, Russian name Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. 1828--1910, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and philosopher; author of the two monumental novels War and Peace (1865--69) and Anna Karenina (1875--77). Following a spiritual crisis in 1879, he adopted a form of Christianity based on a doctrine of nonresistance to evil
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(20) Thereafter, several Mennonites and other free church representatives, under the leadership of the Tolstoyan society, worked cooperatively to secure alternative service for those members of their communities who could convince a panel of judges of their historic and personal pacifism.
The upsurge of violence clouded his image as helpless people could not defend themselves against the bayonets and bullets of Tsar's forces with the 'weapons' of passive Non-resistance, and a number of 'Tolstoyans' joined ranks of the revolutionaries.
Yet the proportions of this novel are anything but Tolstoyan. Phillips puts into practice an economy of expression that recalls that of his first novel, Long Slow Distance (2009).
My mother remembers Howie arriving in a sweat to tell us about the delights of his first day picking rocks--an account of Tolstoyan camaraderie and the midday sun affirming and hot on his neck.
It takes us from what Lytton Strachey recognized as the Tolstoyan overtones of The Voyage Out to a revealing note in 1940 detailing the exquisite shock of rereading Tolstoy and marking War and Peace as "the greatest novel in the world" as Woolf prepared for an essay that poignantly remained unwritten.
Some of these are controversial figures, including Rolf Gardiner - Tolstoyan idealist or fascist sympathizer?
At one point he offered, "If you asked me to describe my work in one word, it would be 'families.' If you gave me two, it would be 'unhappy families.' " His latest work, Scenes From Village Life, recently translated into English, capitalizes on this Tolstoyan trope.
The fourth and final drama consists of the managerial ascendance of Dalleson's competently assisted usurpation of immediate pragmatic military success on Anopopei due to a nicely Tolstoyan combination of managerial competence and sheer chance.
The kibbutzim and moshavim, communal and cooperative villages, as well as the "pioneer" youth movements, which were the foundation of the whole enterprise, were mostly Tolstoyan socialist, some of them even Marxist.
But let us realize that we have romanticists in our midst - tender-minded realists who would like to blur the precise outlines of our vision with democratic ideals of egalitarianism, Tolstoyan simplicity and naivety, community-singing and boy-scoutism.
It became a Tolstoyan epic that said more about a fear of giving into the dying of the light than it did about hitting a ball over a net.