Dostoevsky and the Russian People
By (author) Linda J. Ivanits
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Dostoevsky and the Russian People by Linda J. Ivanits
Book DescriptionRussian popular culture and folklore were a central theme in Dostoevsky's work, and folklore imagery permeates his fiction. Dostoevsky and the Russian People is a comprehensive study of the people and folklore in his art. Linda Ivanits investigates the integration of Dostoevsky's religious ideas and his use of folklore in his major fiction. She surveys the shifts in Dostoevsky's thinking about the Russian people throughout his life and offers comprehensive studies of the people and folklore in Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov. This important study will illuminate this unexplored aspect of his work, and will be of great interest to scholars and students of Russian and of comparative literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521889933
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda J. Ivanits
Dostoevsky and the Russian People, Paperback (March 2011)
A detailed analysis of Dostoevsky's thought about folklore and his uses of popular culture and imagery in his work.
Russian Folk Belief, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Linda J. Ivanits
A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field.
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Author Biography - Linda J. Ivanits
Linda Ivanits is Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University.
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