W 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
BFS Sector III
This course consists of three parts. The first, How to read Tolstoy? deals with Tolstoy’s artistic stimuli, favorite devices, and narrative strategies. The second, Tolstoy at War, explores the authors provocative visions of war, gender, sex, art, social institutions, death, and religion. The emphasis is placed here on the role of a written word in Tolstoy’s search for truth and power. he third and the largest section is a close reading of Tolstoy’s masterwork The War and Peace (1863-68) a quintessence of both his artistic method and philosophical insights.