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Dostoyevsky and the Process of Literary Creation : Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature - Jacques Catteau

Dostoyevsky and the Process of Literary Creation

Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature

Hardcover Published: 26th May 1989
ISBN: 9780521324366
Number Of Pages: 568

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Catteau's highly acclaimed book on Dostoyevsky has already won three French literary awards, and now appears in English for the first time. This is an original and detailed attempted to reexamine Dostoyevsky the artist, tracing the creative process from its notebook beginnings to its novelistics expression, and at the same time analyzing the structures of time and space, the role of color, and other important textual features. For this edition, the author has revised his book and updated the bibliography giving, where possible, references to the Soviet Academy of Sciences' edition of Dostoyevsky's works and to English versions of critical sources.

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'Jacques Catteau's massive book is a distinguished contribution to Dostoyevsky studies, and a work that no future student of the subject will be able to neglect.' Joseph Frank, Slavic and East European Journal

Preface to the English edition
List of abbreviations
General editorG++s note on transliteration and references
General introduction
The Creative Environment: Introduction
Forms of creativity in embryo
The heritage
The heritage: literature
The heritage: history and philosophy
The Process of Creation: Introduction
The writer at work
The great dialogue: the news item
The great dialogue: migrant images
The play of dialogue
The unity of thought in the novel
The summit of creative interrogation: G++The Life of a Great SinnerG++
A Raw Youth: reasons for choice
A Raw Youth: the appearance of the vision
A Raw Youth: the human architecture
A Raw Youth: the idea of the novel
The composition of the novel in DostoyevskyG++s work: choice of chronicle form
Composition of the novel in A Raw Youth: chronicle and stories
Time and Space in the World of the Novels: Introduction
The master of men and hours
Chronology and temporality in The Idiot
The ascending spiral
Time of power and power of time
The heavens of eternity
The dream of space and the space of the real
The inventory and the expressionist orchestration of scenery and lighting
The semantics of colour
The hero in space: sighting and seeing
Select bibliography
Index of names
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ISBN: 9780521324366
ISBN-10: 052132436X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 26th May 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.0