Sleeping on Tolstoy

Harper Perennial’s great Olive Reader blog hipped us to this article about how Russia’s forgetting about Tolstoy.

Tolstoy is better appreciated in the West, academics claim, even though Western readers discovered classics such as War and Peace a good century after their Russian counterparts.

Yet in Tolstoy’s native Russia, one could be forgiven for not knowing that such an important milestone in the country’s literary heritage was imminent.