Kaye, Peter, 1952-
Dostoevsky and English modernism, 1900-1930.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
|提及的人：||Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky|
|描述：||1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)|
Prophetic rage and rivalry: D. H. Lawrence --
A modernist ambivalence: Virginia Woolf --
Sympathy, truth, and artlessness: Arnold Bennett --
Keeping the monster at bay: Joseph Conrad --
Dostoevsky and the gentleman-writers: E. M. Forster, John Galsworthy, and Henry James.
"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.
- English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
- Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
- Russian fiction -- Appreciation -- Great Britain.
- Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, -- 1821-1881 -- Influence.
- English literature -- Russian influences.
- LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
- Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, -- 1821-1881 -- Influence
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