Tolstoy and His Problems

Tolstoy and His Problems

Views from the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Assessing the relevance of Tolstoy's thought and teachings for the current day, Tolstoy and His Problems: Views from the Twenty-First Century is a collection of essays by a group of Tolstoy specialists who are leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

In the broadest sense—with essays on a variety of issues that occupied Tolstoy, such as nihilism, mysticism, social theory, religion, Judaism, education, opera, and Shakespeare—the volume offers a fresh evaluation of Tolstoy's program to reform the ways we live, work, commune with nature and art, practice spirituality, exchange ideas and knowledge, become educated, and speak and think about history and social change.
About the Author

INESSA MEDZHIBOVSKAYA is an associate professor of liberal studies and literary studies at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College.

"Inessa Medzhibovskaya is to be congratulated on compiling this set of excellent, original essays referencing Tolstoy's relevance to the present time. I have no doubt that this volume will be an important contribution to Tolstoy scholarship, one used for a long time by researchers and teachers alike." —Donna Tussing Orwin, author of Consequences of Consciousness: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy