L. N. Tolstoy’s Moscow walking with literary critic- INSTYLE TOUR
The writer and literary critic Leonid Mikhailovich Vidgof acquaints us with places connected with the life of Leo Tolstoy in Moscow.
We are waiting for a story about the time spent here by the writer, about the events that took place here, their impact on his views, about little-known episodes and unexpected details of his biography. We will also study “literary portraits” of the buildings of our city in the works of Tоlstoy, and at the same time take a look at some preserved “prototypes”.
Topics and stops of the route:
Moscow childhood. Living in a house in Plyushchikha. The first Moscow impressions. First love. Compassion and hatred of unfreedom.
Life in Sivtsev Vrazhek. Arbat of the Tolstоy youth. The beginning of writing. “History of yesterday” and “Childhood”. Introspection.
After the Caucasus and the Crimean War. Life on Pyatnitskaya Street. “Cossacks”, “Lucerne” and “Three Deaths”. Tolstoy-rebel: true in simple, labor, natural life, the rest – is “falsehood.”
The family A.E. Bers. Marriage to S.A. Bers.
“The House of the Rostovs” – one of the Moscow buildings that came to the pages of “War and Peace.”
House in Khamovniki. The last period of Tolstoy’s life. The rejection of capitalist Moscow. Late literary and journalistic works. Family drama. Tolstoy’s teaching.
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