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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

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

 

 

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

 

https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/05/08/my-russian-essay-on-tolstoy/