Roger W. Smith, “Биографический Очерк Льва Николаевича Толстого” (Biographical Sketch of Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy)




Roger’s biographical sketch of Tolstoy


my Tolstoy essay – RUSSIAN


my Tolstoy essay – TRANSLATION




I am posting here for the first time (downloadable documents above) the following:

— a PDF file of the handwritten draft of a paper on Tolstoy that I wrote, in Russian, for a Russian course at New York University

— a typed version of the original of my Russian paper

— my English translation of the paper



— Roger W. Smith

   August 2020









“first draft of my Russian essay on Tolstoy (and how it came to be written)”

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