Tolstoy and the Genesis of "War and Peace," by Kathryn B. Feuer; Edited by Robin Feuer Miller and Donna Tussing Orwin
The best thing ever done on how Tolstoy wrote War and Peace. Feuer shows us an incredible complexity in terms of the creative process. You see the seams and joints in the novel." - Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University. 304pp Paper
Kathryn B. Feuer offers remarkable insights into Leo Tolstoy's creative process while he wrote War and Peace. She follows the novel through countless drafts and notes, illuminating its connection to earlier, unpublished, novels and to crucial new sources, both European and Russian. A novelist herself, Feuer explores the problems of character development, narrative voice, genre, and structure that Tolstoy ultimately resolved so brilliantly. 304pp Paper (2008/Hardcover 1996)
About the Author(s) The late Kathryn B. Feuer taught at the University of Toronto, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Virginia.
Robin Feuer Miller is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities at Brandeis University. She is the author most recently of Dostoevsky's Unfinished Journey.
Donna Tussing Orwin is Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Toronto. She is the author most recently of Consequences of Consciousness.