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Dostoevsky [4] The miraculous years

Author: Joseph Frank
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. Princeton Univ. Press 1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. printing, 1. paperback printingView all editions and formats

Dostoevsky produced three of his greatest novels - "Crime and Punishment", "The Idiot", and "The Devils" - and two of his best novellas, "The Gambler" and "The Eternal Husband". This is a biography  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Frank
ISBN: 0691015872 9780691015873 0691043647 9780691043647
OCLC Number: 258622265
Awards: Winner of Phi Beta Kappa's Christian Gauss Award 1995.
Description: XV, 523 S Ill
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Transliteration and Texts xv PART I: SOME "STRANGE, 'UNFINISHED' IDEAS" Chapter 1: Introduction 3 Chapter 2: "The Unhappiest of Mortals" 9 Chapter 3: Khlestakov in Wiesbaden 25 Chapter 4: "Our Poor Little Defenseless Boys and Girls" 42 Chapter 5: The Sources of Crime and Punishment 60 Chapter 6: From Novella to Novel 80 Chapter 7: A Reading of Crime and Punishment 96 PART II: REMARRIAGE Chapter 8: "A Little Diamond" 151 Chapter 9: The Gambler 170 Chapter 10: Escape and Exile 184 Chapter 11: Turgenev and Baden-Baden 204 Chapter 12: Geneva: Life among the Exiles 223 PART III: A RUSSIAN IDEAL Chapter 13: In Search of a Novel 241 Chapter 14: "A Perfectly Beautiful Man" 256 Chapter 15: An Inconsolable Father 276 Chapter 16: Across the Alps 294 Chapter 17: The Idiot 316 Chapter 18: Historical Visions 342 PART IV: THE PAMPHLET AND THE POEM Chapter 19: The Life of a Great Sinner 365 Chapter 20: The Eternal Husband 382 Chapter 21: Fathers, Sons, and Stavrogin 396 Chapter 22: Exile's Return 413 Chapter 23: History and Myth in The Devils: I 435 Chapter 24: History and Myth in The Devils: ii 453 Chapter 25: The Book of the Impostors 472 Chapter 26: Conclusion 499 Abbreviations 503 Notes 505 Index 517
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Winner of the 1995 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa "[Dostoevsky] is the genius who has done the most to illumine nineteenth-century Russian psychology and to make the terrifying problems of Read more...

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