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Leo Tolstoy

Reader Reports Anti-Kindle Copy Of Nook Ebook

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

The Nook-Kindle ereader rivalry just took an odd turn. Blogger Philip Howard noticed an error in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace while reading the mons...

Close and Not-So-Close Encounters With Famous Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 07.23.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Literature fans love "encounters" with living or dead authors. These might involve seeing novelists at book signings, listening to them give a talk, or visiting homes/museums connected with famous authors of the past.

Don't Blame These Book Problems on the Author!

Dave Astor | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

So, with an affectionate nod to Peeves the Poltergeist of Harry Potter, here are a few book-related pet peeves that aren't the authors' fault.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

HuffPost Readers' Picks: Best First Sentences In Books

Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortun...

Unlikely Heroines In Literature

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

Sometimes even the most literary among us need some suggestions. And who better to oblige than the authors themselves? Welcome to Bookshelf, wherein w...

Portraits Of Authors In Their Own Words

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

People say that the lines in your face are representative of the life you’ve led – as in, love your laugh lines because clearly you’ve had a goo...

Old Books You Love: What Older Books Are You Reading Or Dying To Read? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 06.03.2011 | Books

We asked you what book you're reading (or dying to read) that is over 15 years old. We received a flood of responses--see #oldbooksilove. On Twitt...

Favorite Rereads: What Do You Come Back To Time And Time Again? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

Author François Mauriac once said, "Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are' is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what ...

Keep Away From Women: Among Tolstoy's 10 Rules Of Life

Boing Boing | Mark Frauenfelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project (a book about how to be more happy and grateful, which I enjoyed very much) ran this list of Tolstoy's...

What If "A Moveable Feast" Had Been Titled "A Moveable Snack?"

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Twitter hashtag, #lessambitiousbooks, is making another trending appearance this week. These are our current favorites. Got a better one? Let u...

My Reading Life: The Scales Have Fallen From My Eyes

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The power and draw of Pat Conroy remains, but with limitations. My Reading Life has opened me up to his faults -- things which I did not want to see in the past or which were not as blatant.

War and Peace: Re-Starting Life By Reading Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

How should we live? I look for answers in books. And War and Peace is a source to be mined again and again, a book that will never grow dusty for the re-start it offers.

Tolstoy Fled In The Middle Of The Night 100 Years Ago Today

Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, on October 28, exactly 100 years ago, Leo Tolstoy disappeared in the middle of the night. He was found two days later in a monastery; his flig...

Nobel Prize Snubs In Literature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since 1901, the Nobel Committee has honored outstanding individuals in the fields of science, peace and literature with a medal, personal diploma, cas...

13 Books Nobody's Read But Says They Have (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books are a funny thing. For hundreds of years, reading has been considered one of the highest forms of enlightenment. Because of the meaning and valu...

Karl Marlantes: My Top 10 War Stories

The Guardian | Karl Marlantes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"It seems to me that a great war book must speak the truth about war; that it is mostly tedious, numbing, confusing, occasionally thrilling, filled wi...

Be a Counter Friction to Stop the Government Machine

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Thoreau was so much more than a political philosopher. He was an activist who embodied the revolutionary, freedom-loving, independent-minded spirit that was once the hallmark of every American.

'Android Karenina' Out Today: What Would Tolstoy Think? (VIDEO)

Ben H. Winters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ben H. Winters

I'm going to go ahead and get this out of the way. Leo Tolstoy would have hated this book.

Russia Forgets Tolstoy?

Telegraph UK | Andrew Osborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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

Sophia Tolstoy: Not the Woman You Thought She Was

Alexandra Popoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alexandra Popoff

Sophia's life has been long misinterpreted, so my goal was to provide accurate information and tell her true story.

Tolstoy: A Voice From the Past

Steve North | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve North

The Last Station, is the compelling new film about Tolstoy's final months. I believe I'm the only journalist who ever interviewed, on audiotape, one of the few people who were in the "last station" with Tolstoy in 1910.

Tolstoy's Stories

Richard Pevear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Pevear

Tolstoy has been better served by translators than other Russian writers, but there is still the challenge of coming closer to the original, of catching more of its specific stylistic qualities than previous translations have done.

Christopher Plummer Rocks Tolstoy's Beard in The Last Station

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

When Tribeca Film talked with Plummer at a roundtable last month, it was a little overwhelming to be in the presence of such an icon in his own right. At 82, Plummer is still bright, vital and easily amused.

No Time to Read? Go Short

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

There is a solution to the time crunch: the beauty and brevity of a short story. For those with circumscribed time, short stories deliver, and deliver big time.