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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, also known as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer, philosopher and political thinker who primarily wrote novels and short stories An author of my favourite book - Anna Karenina

Guy de Maupassant-  Both his writings and his mustach are amazing

Guy de Maupassant was an acclaimed French short story writer and novelist. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline.

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. Escritor español.

Alumni Comparteix fa hui una ruta literària per la València de Blasco

zolotoivek: “ Leo Tolstoy, Aleksandr Goldenveiser and Ilya Mechnikov on the veranda at Yasnaya Polyana, undated. ”

zolotoivek: “ Leo Tolstoy, Aleksandr Goldenveiser and Ilya Mechnikov on the veranda at Yasnaya Polyana, undated.

André Gide (1869-1951) in 1893. || 'The only drama that interests me is the debate of the individual with whatever keeps him from being authentic, with whatever is opposed to his integrity, to his integration. Most often the obstacle is within him. All the rest is merely accidental.' || (Journal, 1930)

André Gide ["Counterfeiters" etc.] "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Reading right now.

A Brief History of British Kings and Queens (Brief History of) One of my fav books on subject.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

14 Books Every English Major Has Definitely, Totally Finished

The Kingdom of God is Within You: Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion but as a New Theory of Life, by Leo Tolstoy

The Kingdom of God Is Within You: Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion but as a New Theory of Life (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Walt Whitman (American free verse poet, essayist, & journalist; author of Leaves of Grass, Franklin Evans, & Drum-Taps) [1819-1892]

Walt Whitman screed is egalitarian to racist, pacific to bloodthirsty

Enough said

In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism. Girls Re(write) Herstory: Shirley Chisholm on Discrimination

Robert Louis Stevenson

Six fantastic Robert Louis Stevenson audiobooks including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Tolstoy’s letters issue a clarion call for nonviolent resistance — he admonishes against false ideologies, both religious and pseudo-scientific, that promote violence, an act he sees as unnatural for the human spirit, and advocates for a return to our most natural, basic state, which is the law of love. Evil, Tolstoy argues with passionate conviction, is restrained not with violence but with love — something Maya Angelou would come to echo beautifully decades later.

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit. “Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills.

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