Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time

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Princeton University Press, 19.10.2009 - 984 Seiten
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Joseph Frank's award-winning, five-volume Dostoevsky is widely recognized as the best biography of the writer in any language--and one of the greatest literary biographies of the past half-century. Now Frank's monumental, 2500-page work has been skillfully abridged and condensed in this single, highly readable volume with a new preface by the author. Carefully preserving the original work's acclaimed narrative style and combination of biography, intellectual history, and literary criticism, Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time illuminates the writer's works--from his first novel Poor Folk to Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov--by setting them in their personal, historical, and above all ideological context. More than a biography in the usual sense, this is a cultural history of nineteenth-century Russia, providing both a rich picture of the world in which Dostoevsky lived and a major reinterpretation of his life and work.

 

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Nutzerbericht  - stillatim - LibraryThing

This is an almost perfect book: Frank combines fascinating history, insightful biography and above average literary criticism perfectly. I'm literally speechless; the only book I can think of to put ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

How could this be anything other than extraordinary? This is perhaps one of the best biographies ever. Illuminating on so many levels. I learned so much, even about novels that I have read multiple ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

The Years of Ordeal 18501859
161
The Stir of Liberation 18601865
279
The Miraculous Years 18651871
453
The Mantle of the Prophet 18711881
667
Editors Note
933
Index
935
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2009)

Joseph Frank is professor emeritus of Slavic and comparative literature at Stanford and Princeton. The five volumes of his Dostoevsky biography, published between 1976 and 2002, won a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Los Angeles Times book prize, two James Russell Lowell Prizes, two Christian Gauss Awards, and other honors. In 2008, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies awarded Frank its highest honor.

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