Tolstoy’s 'Anna Karenina' (1878)

Can a book be alive? This one is! Tolstoy's life reads like his novel. And his novel reads to us of him. The miracle of Anna Karenina is that all of Tolstoy's multitudinous living and reading comes together onto the pages of this story, seamlessly. 

For this episode Helen welcomes to the Hookturn studio the Melbourne writer, editor and Feminist commentator, creator and host of Cherchez la Femme, Karen Pickering. Join them as they discuss this very big Russian writer’s passionate engagement with life and literature.