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New Essays on Dostoyevsky - Malcolm V. Jones

New Essays on Dostoyevsky

By: Malcolm V. Jones (Editor), Garth M. Terry (Editor)

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Published: 25th November 2010
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This volume comprises essays written by British and American scholars to mark the centenary of Dostoyevsky's death in 1881. In many respects it is a companion volume to New Essays on Tolstoy published by Cambridge University Press in 1978. The book is divided into two sections. The first part considers specific works; there are essays on Dostoyevsky's early work, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov. The second part ranges more widely over aspects of the great novelist's work and includes essays on Dostoyevsky's religious thought, on Dostoyevsky as philosopher, and on formalist and structuralist approaches to Dostoyevsky's work. The volume concludes with a bibliographical survey of British writing on Dostoyevsky. The collection will be of value to anyone with an interest in Russian literature whether in the original language or in translation.

Contributors
Editors' preface
Introduction
The young Dostoyevsky: an assessment in the light of recent scholarship
The causes of crime and the meaning of law: Crime and Punishment and contemporary radical thought
Across the threshold: The Idiot as a Petersburg tale
The Devils: the role of Stavrogin
Ivan Karamazov
The religious dimension: vision or evasion? Zosima's discourse in The Brothers Karamazov
The philosophical dimension: self and freedom
Formalist and structuralist approaches to Dostoyevsky
Dostoyevsky studies in Great Britain: a bibliographical survey
Index
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ISBN: 9780521155311
ISBN-10: 0521155312
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34