Tolstoy and the Broken Body

Charles CalhounCharles Calhoun is an independent historian and biographer who is Scholar in Residence at the Maine Humanities Council. He is working on books about Longfellow and Whitman in Civil War Washington and on the history of horsemanship in North America. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, he studied history at the University of Virginia and law at Christ Church, Oxford; he now lives in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Here, he discusses the death of Prince Andrei, with reference to other deaths in other wars.

This talk was part of the Winter Weekend seminar on Tolstoy’s War and Peace in March 2009. Download the related handout as a Word document.


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