Dostoevsky in Context (Literature in Context) by Deborah A. Martinsen,Olga Maiorova

By Deborah A. Martinsen,Olga Maiorova

This quantity explores the Russia the place the good author, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881), was once born and lived. It focuses not just at the Russia depicted in Dostoevsky's works, but in addition at the Russian lifestyles that he and his contemporaries skilled: on social practices and ancient advancements, political and cultural associations, spiritual ideals, ideological traits, inventive conventions and literary genres. Chapters by way of top students light up this vast context, supply insights into Dostoevsky's reflections on his age, and view the expression of these reflections in his writing. every one bankruptcy investigates a particular context and indicates how we'd comprehend Dostoevsky relating to it. considering Russia took loads from Western Europe through the imperial interval, the quantity additionally locates the Russian adventure in the context of Western notion and practices, thereby delivering a multidimensional view of the unfolding drama of Russia as opposed to the West within the 19th century.

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