Tag Archives: Лев Николаевич Толстой

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

    biographical sketch of Leo Tolstoy     Posted here is a handwritten student paper by me, written in Russian, about Leo Tolstoy. It was written by me for a Russian course at New York University. The way this … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “биографический очерк Льва Николаевича Толстого” (“biographical sketch of Leo Tolstoy”; in Russian)

    Смотри ниже     ****************************************************************   This brief biographical sketch of Leo Tolstoy was written by me for a Russian class at New York University in the 1970’s. My student essay, in its original form, has been posted … Continue reading

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spring

  In springtime, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding; Sweet lovers love the spring.   — William Shakespeare (from As You Like It)     ***********************************************     Как ни старались люди, … Continue reading

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