RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 47009789 LA English UL http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511485121 T1 Dostoevsky and English modernism, 1900-1930 A1 Kaye, Peter,, PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge, U.K.; New York YR 1999 SN 051100558X 9780511005589 0511035381 9780511035388 0511149603 9780511149603 9780521623582 0521623588 0511116918 9780511116919 9780511485121 0511485123 AB "The writers who are the focus of this study - Lawrence, Woolf, Bennett, Conrad, Forster, Galsworthy, and James - either admired Dostoevsky or feared him as monster who might dissolve all literary and cultural distinctions. Though their responses differed greatly, these writers were unanimous in their inability to recognize Dostoevsky as a literary artist. They viewed him instead as a psychologist, a mystic, a prophet, and, in the cases of Lawrence and Conrad, a hated rival who compelled creative response. This study constructs a map of English modernist novelists' misreadings of Dostoevsky, and in so doing it illuminates their aesthetic and cultural values and the nature of the modern English novel."--Jacket.