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Tolstoy on Shakespeare

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Tolstoy on Shakespeare by Leo Tolstoy is a thought-provoking and insightful analysis of the works of William Shakespeare. In this book, Tolstoy critiques Shakespeare's plays, arguing that they lack moral depth and fail to provide a true representation of life. He also delves into the psychological motivations of Shakespeare's characters and questions the authenticity of their actions.

Tolstoy's analysis is both scholarly and engaging, offering a new perspective on Shakespeare's works that challenges traditional interpretations. While some readers may disagree with Tolstoy's views, his arguments are compelling and well-supported.

Overall, Tolstoy on Shakespeare is a valuable addition to the literary criticism of Shakespeare's plays. It offers readers a fresh look at these timeless works and encourages them to think critically about the moral and philosophical implications of Shakespeare's writing. Whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or simply interested in literary analysis, this book is sure to spark interesting conversations and debates.

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This book contains a critical essay on Shakespeare by Leo Tolstoy. It is followed by another essay named "Shakespeare's attitude to the working classes" by Ernest Crosby and extracts of a letter by George Bernard Shaw.

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