Saturday, June 19, 2010

Book Review: War and Peace

Realistically, I will have nothing to say that hasn't already been said. However I do say that this is a very quick read, all things considered, and it has been a long while since I have read a work of such quality.

Also, when I was on a northbound Lexington Avenue express train, an elderly Russian gentleman gave me a lecture on how the title should be "War and Society", which sounds reasonable to me given that I don't know any Russian.

This particular translation supposedly has something of an imprimatur from Tolstoy himself. I don't know if that really matters - did he even know English?


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