The Legacy of Tolstoy: Alexandra Tolstoy and the Soviet Regime in the 1920s Robert Croskey

ISBN: 9780295988771

Published: January 1st 2009

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84 pages


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The Legacy of Tolstoy: Alexandra Tolstoy and the Soviet Regime in the 1920s  by  Robert Croskey

The Legacy of Tolstoy: Alexandra Tolstoy and the Soviet Regime in the 1920s by Robert Croskey
January 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 84 pages | ISBN: 9780295988771 | 4.68 Mb

Drawing on extensive research in Russian archives, Robert Croskey examines how Alexandra Tolstoy, the youngest daughter of Russian writer Lev (Leo) Tolstoy, sought to preserve the work of her father after the Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917.MoreDrawing on extensive research in Russian archives, Robert Croskey examines how Alexandra Tolstoy, the youngest daughter of Russian writer Lev (Leo) Tolstoy, sought to preserve the work of her father after the Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917. Best known as the founder and lifelong president of the Tolstoy Foundation in New York, where she worked to assist Russian emigres, Alexandra Tolstoy was determined to maintain her familys estate at Iasnaia Poliana as a museum and living memorial to her fathers ideals- in addition, she was involved with the Tolstoy museums in Moscow and in preparing her fathers manuscripts for publication.

Croskey shows how Tolstoys daughter drew upon patronage networks to sustain Iasnaia Poliana as ideologically hostile winds blew around her, and how and why a precarious accommodation with the Bolshevik government broke down. The story culminates with her emigration from Soviet Russia in 1929, when she was forty-five.The Legacy of Tolstoy interweaves Alexandra Tolstoys life with events in Soviet history and illuminates Lev Tolstoys legacy during the Soviet period.



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