BBC Radio 3: Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on Leon Tolstoy

Posted by Kendall Harmon

You may find the audio link here (15 minutes long) (please note:only available for a few more days).

Herewith the BBC blurb on the programme:

The Archbishop of Canterbury presents an essay on the life and work of Leo Tolstoy.
To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, "The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy. Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences. In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes. Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works, they are:
Dr Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury
Writer and newspaper columnist - A.N. Wilson
Helen Dunmore - award winning novelist
Prof Anthony Briggs - a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature
Bridget Kendall - BBC Radio correspondent to Moscow 1989-1995

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Posted November 18, 2010 at 9:20 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Catholic Mom wrote:

“Leon”??  The name is Lev (“lion”) which is often tranlated Leo.  But the only “Lev” I know that was ever translated as “Leon” was Trotsky.

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