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Sitting at the feet of Tolstoy,
This review is from: Conversations with Leo Tolstoy (Paperback)
Simon Parke has done an amazing job of bringing the real Leo Tolstoy to life, I came to this book with little knowledge of the man, yet left feeling as if I had met him face to face.
The way Simon Parke poses the questions and his clarification of some of Tolstoy's answers help the reader to come to a real understanding of Tolstoy's opinions.
Because all the words used by Tolstoy are his own, I felt like I was sitting at the feet of this great man. It was difficult not to see the sense in his arguments and I found myself nodding my head in agreement.
Tolstoy's power and authority came over so strongly, that I was mesmerized and my own thoughts were stopped in their tracks. No wonder the Church and Government of his time labelled him as dangerous!
Tolstoy comes across as a passionate leader, denouncing all that is wrong with the world and a man not to be messed with.
I would recommend this book to anyone who really wishes to get to know the real Leo Tolstoy.