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The annihilation of inertia : Dostoevsky and metaphysics

Author: Liza Knapp
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©1996.
Series: Studies in Russian literature and theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This study is an exploration of the dichotomy of faith and science as presented in the writings of the 19th-century Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky.


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Named Person: Fëdor Mihajlovic - Filosofia Dostoevskij; Fëdor Mihajlovic - Religiosità Dostoevskij
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Knapp
ISBN: 0810113724 9780810113725
OCLC Number: 797715654
Description: XI, [1], 315 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - Dostoevsky and the metaphysics of inertia; the force of inertia - Dostoevsky's confessional heroes and the "tragedy of the underground"; the resurrection from inertia in "Crime and punishment"; the verdict of death in "The idiot"; the dead machine of European civilization - inertia in "The devils"; death by ice - the poetics of entropy in "The adolescent"; the dimensions of providence in "The brothers Karamazov"; afterword - "Except a corn of wheat".
Series Title: Studies in Russian literature and theory.
Responsibility: Liza Knapp.


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