Feed Drop: The History of Literature - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
David, Nathan, and Nick continue their journey through Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, this time tackling Volume Two. Characterized by a little less war and a lot more peace, this volume offers plenty of saucy romance, costume-fueled shenanigans, and overly long hunting scenes. Listen in as we recap the many love triangles, discuss the nature of moral fiction, and reveal who most identifies with the character of Anatole. If you are reading along with us: Do not give up the good fight! Episodes on Volume Three and Volume Four to come in May and June of 2021.
David, Eric, and Nick discuss Volume 1 of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace in the first of four episodes on the heaviest of heavy books. Topics include: War and Peace as the ur-text for all war novels to come, the nature and role of translation, and how Tolstoy’s realism can be surprisingly light and humorous when dealing with dark subjects. But the question remains: Are there more casualties on the battlefields of Schöngrabern and Austerlitz or in the soirées of Moscow and St. Petersburg? Grab a fifth of vodka, listen in, and decide for yourself. Read along and look for episodes on War and Peace: Volumes 2 - 4 in April, May, and June 2021.
Ep. 716, God Sees the Truth, but Waits, by Leo Tolstoy
The Classic Tales Podcast
Why is Aksionov’s wife so worried that if he goes to the fair, that she’ll never see him again? Leo Tolstoy, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. We really try make your support worth your while. For a five-dollar monthly donation, you get a monthly code for $8 off any audiobook download. Give more, and you get more! It really helps us out, and gives us a revenue stream we can count on in this crazy time. And you help to keep the podcast going strong, so that more folks like you can discover the classics in a curated and easily accessible format. Go to classictalesaudiobooks.com today, and become a financial supporter. Thank you so much. App users can hear the poem “The World is Too Much With Us”, by William Wordsworth in the special features for today’s episode. Today’s story, to me, is a great example of the kind of gap that can sometimes occur between the type of Faith that we may read in our holy works, versus what we actually encounter in reality. In my faith growing up, we had a set of basically steps we would go through when we had wronged someone else (made a mistake, needed to repent), whatever your phrasing called it. When we had wronged someone, we were supposed to 1) admit or confess the thing that we did to the person. 2) ask for forgiveness. 3) do all that we could to repair the wrong. 4) never do it again. On the other side, as the person wronged, you were always taught to forgive. (How often should we forgive? Jesus said 70 times 7, right?) Now that sounds like a great system, and it surely makes for a snappy talk or lesson on Sunday, but what happens when it plays out in reality? Some things can’t be repaired like a broken toy, or returned good as new, like item stolen from the convenience store. When we start to deal with other people, we can hurt each other in ways that can’t easily be repaired. Sometimes, even though we may not want to, we may do the same thing again and again. Tolstoy was a man of faith, and in today’s story, he demonstrates this gap between precept and personal reality, and leads us to a higher conversation of what it means to live as a person of faith. And now, God Sees the Truth, but Waits, by Leo Tolstoy. Tap here to go to www.classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter! Tap here to go to our merchandise store!
308 | Grounds for Peace | Leo Tolstoy’s Political Thought | Alexandre Christoyannopoulos
Project Zion Podcast
In partnership with the 2020 European Peace Colloquy, Project Zion Podcast is bringing you interviews with the presenters. Today, we welcome Alexandre Christoyannopoulos to expand on his presentation, “Leo Tolstoy’s Political Thought."Alexandre Christoyannopoulos is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University. He is the author of Christian Anarchism (2010), Tolstoy's Political Thought (2019) as well as a number of articles, chapters and other publications on religious anarchism and on Leo Tolstoy, including the multi-volume collection of Essays on Anarchism and Religion.Find Alexandre Christoyannopoulos's presentation here Register for the rest of the 2020 European Peace Colloquy here