At the Tolstoy Museum Summary
Donald Barthelme

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At the Tolstoy Museum Overview

At the Tolstoy Museum is a short story by Donald Barthelme. It was first published in The New Yorker in 1969. It is an unconventional narrative about a fictional museum dedicated to Leo Tolstoy. The narrator describes the museum’s vast collection of Tolstoy paintings and monuments while describing the effects that the museum has on the visitors. This surrealistic story explores themes of morality and idolization.

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