Monday, December 22, 2008
Settling on War and Peace
The most recent issue of New England Review includes in its Readers Notebook feature an essay by Michael R. Katz, "War and Peace in Our Time." This essay is also generously provided online, full-text. In it, Katz comments on why the resurgence of interest in Tolstoy's work, focusing on the three most recently published translations and the controversy surrounding each. Katz's survey, which he humbly calls a "brief comparison," is indeed thorough and provides a final recommendation, which is worth the full read of his commentary to understand.