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Dostoyevsky : The Brothers Karamazov - William J. Leatherbarrow

Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

Paperback

Published: 25th January 1993
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The Brothers Karamazov, completed in November 1880 just two months before Dostoyevsky's death, displays both his mastery as a storyteller and his significance as a thinker. In this volume, Dr. Leatherbarrow shows that far from being merely a philosophical religious tract, The Brothers Karamazov is an enjoyable and accessible novel. He discusses its major themes, including atheism and belief, the nature of man, socialism and individualism, and the state of European civilization, focusing particulary on those themes of justice, order and disorder, in whose revolutionary treatment he sees the real significance of this literary landmark.

"Leatherbarrow's synthesis of past critical achievement judiciously discriminates between factual commentary and interpretation, as well as between interpretation supported by evidence of Dostoevsky's documented or manifest intent, and interpretation generated by a critic's philosophy or idiosyncratic response to the text...Leatherbarrow's book will be a valuable teaching aid, but it is also a work well worth the literary scholar's time." Victor Terras, Slavic Review

Note on the textp. ix
Chronologyp. x
Introductionp. 1
The background to the novelp. 4
The novelp. 21
The familyp. 21
The fragmented herop. 30
The quest for harmonyp. 42
Pro and contrap. 59
'A realist in a higher sense'p. 81
The critical receptionp. 98
Guide to further readingp. 112
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ISBN: 9780521386012
ISBN-10: 0521386012
Series: Landmarks of World Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 25th January 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14