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Tolstoy's Final Year
Jay Parini and Last Steps
Elda Rotor of Penguin Classics interviews Jay Parini, the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Last Steps, about how to "find" a novel about Leo Tolstoy…
Elda Rotor of Penguin Classics interviews Jay Parini, the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Last Steps, about how to "find" a novel about Leo Tolstoy, what it's like to see his novel, The Last Station turned into a movie (especially one starring James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren, and Christopher Plummer—coming to theaters late 2009), and what readers can learn from an author at the end of his life.
Alan Walker, head of academic marketing, introduces listeners to Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko on "Reading the Classics from A to Z" (and reads his favorite poem from the book!).
And Stephen Morrison, associate publisher and editor in chief of Penguin Books offers up the exceptionally Russian opening to Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in his segment, "First Pages."
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