Leo Tolstoy’s Correspondence with Writers, Journalists and Publishers

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Irina V. Petrovitskaya

Senior lecturer at the Chair of History of Russian Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

e-mail: kether2@ya.ru

Section: History of Journalism

Author investigates Leo Tolstoy's correspondence with russian and foreign jour­nalists. The aim of this correspondence was to find out objectives and goals of jour­nalism. A special form of epistolary dialogue of Leo Tolstoy and his correspondents was reviewed. In this dialogue careful consideration was given to the social, philo­sophical and aesthetic issues. Author made a close study of such a multidimensional subject as: Leo Tolstoy and literary process, journalism of his epoch.

Keywords: Leo Tolstoy, correspondence, literary process, journalism