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Critical essays on Dostoevsky / [collected by] Robin Feuer Miller.

Contributor(s): Miller, Robin Feuer, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Critical essays on world literature: Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, c1986Description: vi, 270 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0816188289 (alk. paper); 9780816188284 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Criticism and interpretationAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Critical essays on Dostoevsky.DDC classification: 891.73/3 LOC classification: PG3328.Z6 | C75 1986
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Includes bibliographies and index.

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Another volume in the series ``Critical Essays on World Literature'' (general editor, Robert Lecker), this one is about the ever fresh and always intriguing Dostoevsky. Miller (Brandeis) has gathered some 24 pieces from a variety of critics, from Tolstoy (1889) to scholars of the present day. Most of the works included are from the recent period (1970s and 1980s) and from the pens of American and English critics, although Continental scholarship has not been neglected. Presented in English translation for the first time are a seminal essay by the Soviet critic Leonid Grossman, ``The Stylistics of Stavrogin's Confession'' (1925), and Mikhail Bakhtin's notes ``Toward a Reworking of the Dostoyevsky Book'' (1961), which concerns his Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics (CH, Apr '74). The essays and articles (many taken from longer works on Dostoevsky) are arranged in the order in which Dostoevsky wrote the several books treated, progressing from Poor Folk through The Brothers Karamazov, so that a kind of chronological overview of Dostoevsky's oeuvre results. An essay by Miller herself (``The Role of the Reader in The Idiot'') is included. She has also provided a very useful introduction, which surveys the history of Dostoevsky criticism, and endnotes to each selection. A comparable collection is Robert Louis Jackson's Dostoevsky: New Perspectives (CH, Jul '84), but there is little overlapping. The book should be on the shelves of libraries of institutions offering Russian and comparative literature courses.-A.T. Netick, College of William and Mary

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