In 2010 in Russia, Tolstoy's centenary was celebrated discreetly. The Medvedev-Putin duo did not see fit to do too much. No retrospectives in museums, no films, no official tribute. Yasnaya's giant Polyana gets in the way. His pacifism, his moralism, his anarchism are the opposite of a Putinian Russia haunted by violence and corruption.
In Tolstoy. A philosophical life (Éditions du Cerf), the young Joachim Le Floch-Imad guides us in the immense work of the one André Suarès called the "Homer and Luther of the Slavic world". This rich, fascinating, sometimes too academic essay is based on the greatest connoisseurs of Tolstoy (Zweig, Suares, Steiner, Berdyaev) and decrypts all the facets of this immense genius.
Tolstoy does not belong to any of the categories of European thought, and it would be difficult to place him in the box of the right or the left. Progressive, he is so in his concern for reform: he pleads for the emancipation of the serfs he puts ...
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