Tolstoy on War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in War and Peace
In 2010 a group of scholars gathered at the United States Military Academy at West Point and presented their papers before an audience consisting mostly of the Academy’s cadets and their teachers. The essays presented at a conference were gathered in a book we are discussing today ‘Tolstoy on War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in War and Peace’. vThe collection was published in 2012 and reflects the premise that Tolstoy’s ideas are just too complex to belong to one discipline. That’s why the collection contains articles by historians, literary theorists, social scientists as well as representatives of the military. Our guest today is the collection’s editor - a prominent scholar of Leo Tolstoy, Professor of Russian Literature at University of Toronto Donna Orwin.