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July 22, 2008



In defense of 'War and Peace', I just re-read it this summer and I thought it was quite good, well worth reading, containing many memorable scenes and characters. I don't mean to genuflect or anything, but if by "the reading public" he means the people who buy bestsellers, well, they've never been known for their excellent taste, not in the time of Tolstoy, or before, or since.

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