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- Description<b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE</b><b>A <i>New York Times </i>Notable Book</b> As Leo Tolstoy s life draws to a tumultuous close, his tempestuous wife and most cunning disciple are locked in a whirlwind battle for the great man s soul. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his ermous wealth and thirteen children, Tolstoy dramatically flees his home, only to fall ill at a tiny nearby rail station. The famous (and famously troubled) writer believes he is dying alone, unaware that over a hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. Jay Parini moves deftly between a colorful cast of characters to create a stunning portrait of one of the world s most treasured authors. Dancing between fact and fiction, <b>The Last Station</b><i></i>is a brilliant and moving literary performance.
- Author Biography<b>JAY PARINI</b>, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His novels include <b>The Apprentice Lover</b> and <b>Benjamin s Crossing</b>. His fifth volume of poetry was <b>The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems</b> (2005). He has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner, in addition to such nonfiction works as <b>The Art of Teaching</b> (2005), <b>Why Poetry Matters</b> (2008), and <b>Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America</b> (2008). Parini s reviews and essays appear frequently in major periodicals, including <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education </i>and<i> The Guardian</i>. He lives in Vermont.
- Author(s)Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Weight331 g
- Width134 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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