RUTR 274/374

Professor David Herman




Yasnaya Polyana Photographs


Tolstoy and Family Photographs and Prints


"As soon as I started to think about the education of my children, I would ask myself, "Why?" Or I would reflect on how the people might attain prosperity, and I would suddenly ask myself, "What concern is it of mine?" or in the middle of thinking about the fame that my works were bringing me I would say to myself, "Very well, you will be more famous than Gogol, Pushkin, Shakespeare, Moliere, more famous than all the writers in the world - so what?

And I could find absolutely no reply."