Interviews and conversations with Leo Tolstoy (Интервью и беседы с Львом Толстым). Compiled with introduction and comments by V. Ya. Lakshin. Moscow: 1987. Hardcover, photo illustrations. 525 pages. TEXT IN RUSSIAN. Used book in about fine condition. 1 copy only.
A unique book that consists of conversations, interviews and reports by Russian and foreign journalists about meetings with Tolstoy that were published in Russian periodicals at the end of the 20th century. Collected for the first time, they fill out the life and work of the great Russian author, reflecting attitudes of his contemporaries Tolstoy and his philosophy. Each publication in the book conveys the living voice of Lev Nikolaevich to the readers. The thematic range of his conversations is unusually wide: philosophy, aesthetics and politics, the largest phenomena of world and Russian culture, the current day and history, and his own artistic creativity.