my student essay on Tolstoy

 

 

Roger’s biographical sketch of Tolstoy

 

my Tolstoy essay – typed version

 

my Tolstoy essay – TRANSLATION

 

I am posting it again.

I am very proud of it. It was written in the 1970s.

I told my therapist, Dr. Colp, that I was taking an advanced Russian evening course at NYU.  l said that based on my previous study, I belonged in the intermediate course, but I wanted to be challenged. Made sense to him.

The paper was based on oral presentation in class. Dr, Colp wasn’t given to fulsome praise. But when I told him I gave a talk in Russian, he was impressed — “in Russian?” he said.

I learned Russian script in the introductory course I took, but I have forgotten it mostly and could not do as I did then: produce a handwritten paper.

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

   November 2021

3 thoughts on “my student essay on Tolstoy

  1. Roger W. Smith Post author

    Thanks so much, Elisabeth! I appreciate this comment. Reading my essay over again, I thought that, yes, despite my limited knowledge of Russian and the fact that it was a short essay, I chose interesting details. Thanks again for the positive response.

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