Pier Vincenzo Mengaldo

Tolstoj's 'Family Happiness'

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Keywords: Tolstoj; Family Happiness; Turgénev and Cechov; Biography; Female Narrator; End.

The article explores Tolstoj's short novel "Family Happiness" putting it in comparison to contemporary European literature, notably Russian (Turgénev, Checov), and connecting it to the author's biography and ideas. The focus of the analysis is the female narrator's multifaceted psyche, from which stems the uncertainty regarding the peaceful end of the work.

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