Posts Tagged: Leo Tolstoy’

Nov 14
One Liners: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

One Liners: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away? Today’s book is Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina…. Read more »

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Aug 30
Film Friday: War and Peace

Film Friday: War and Peace

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. Earlier this week it was Leo Tolstoy’s birthday and what better way to honor the memory of a great Russian author, than to feature his novel War and Peace. War and Peace is an extensive novel and in this version it focuses on Natasha, Pierre, and Andrei’s complex relationship along the backdrop of the events leading to the Napoleonic invasion. Gen. Kutuzov: The only important battle is the last. War and Peace (1956) Napoleon’s tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

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