Lev Tolstoj (Leo Tolstoy) (1828-1910), was a Russian author, famous for his realistically portrayed works of fiction, including War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878). His writing has been described as full of provocations and irony; written with broad and elaborately developed rhetorical devices. Anton Chekov once declared, that “when literature possesses a Tolstoy, it is easy and pleasant to be a writer; even when you know you have achieved nothing yourself and are still achieving nothing, this is not as terrible as it might otherwise be, because Tolstoy achieves for everyone. What he does serves to justify all the hopes and aspirations invested in literature.” Tolstoy is considered one of the giants of Russian literature and received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year between 1902 and 1906. Though, he never won, a fact which remains a major controversy.
The conception and design behind our bookends stem from Swedish renowned industrial designer, Jan Landqvist and are made in the small town of Gnosjö in the south of Sweden.
Portrait – 15×15 cm
Base – 10×15 cm
Lev Tolstoj in Novellix’s assortment
In the Novellix-box Love Stories you can find one of Tolstoj’s beloved short stories – After the Dance.