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Dostoevsky A Writer in His Time

ISBN-10: 0691155992
ISBN-13: 9780691155999
Edition: 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Joseph Frank
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Description: Joseph Frank's award-winning, five-volumeDostoevskyis 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 984
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Joseph Frank's award-winning, five-volumeDostoevskyis 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 Timeilluminates the writer's works--from his first novelPoor FolktoCrime and PunishmentandThe 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.

Joseph Frank is the author of an award-winning multivolume biography of Dostoevsky.

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Preface: Dostoevsky: A "Writer in His Time
Acknowledgments
Transliteration
Abbreviations
The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849
Prelude
The Family
The Religious and Cultural Background
The Academy of Military Engineers
The Two Romanticisms
The Gogol Period
Poor Folk
Dostoevsky and the Pl�iade
Belinsky and Dostoevsky: I
Feuilletons and Experiments
Belinsky and Dostoevsky: II
The Beketov and Petrashevsky Circles
Dostoevsky and Speshnev
The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859
The Peter-and-Paul Fortress
Katorga
"Monsters in Their Misery"
Private Dostoevsky
A Russian Heart
The Siberian Novellas
Homecoming
The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865
Into the Fray
An Aesthetics of Transcendence
The Insulted and Injured
The Era of Proclamations
Portrait of a Nihilist
Time: The Final Months
Winter Notes on Summer Impressions
An Emancipated Woman, A Tormented Lover
The Prison of Utopia
Notes from Underground
The End of Epoch
The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871
Khlestakov in Wiesbaden
From Novella to Novel
Crime and Punishment
"A Little Diamond"
The Gambler
Escape and Exile
In Search of a Novel
An Inconsolable Father
The Idiot
The Pamphlet and the Poem
Fathers, Sons, and Stavrogin
Exiles Return
History and Myth in Demons
The Book of the Impostors
The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871-1881
The Citizen
Narodnichestvo: Russian Populism
Bad Ems
A Raw Youth
A Public Figure
The Diary of a Writer, 1876-1877
A New Novel
The Great Debate
Rebellion and the Grand Inquisitor
Terror and Martial Law
The Pushkin Festival
Controversies and Conclusions
The Brothers Karamazov: Books 1-4
The Brothers Karamazov: Books 5-6
The Brothers Karamazov: Books 7-12
Death and Transfiguration
Editors Note
Index

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