Dostoyevsky After Bakhtin
Readings in Dostoyevsky's Fantastic Realism
By (author) Malcolm V. Jones
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Dostoyevsky After Bakhtin by Malcolm V. Jones
Book DescriptionMalcolm Jones, the author of an earlier, widely read book on Dostoyevsky, here approaches his subject afresh in the light of recent developments in Dostoyevsky studies and in critical theory. He takes as his starting point the vexed question of Dostoyevsky's 'fantastic realism', which he attempts to redefine. Accepting Bakhtin's reading of Dostoyevsky in its essentials, he seeks out its weaknesses and develops it in new directions. Taking well-known texts by Dostoyevsky in turn, Professor Jones illustrates aspects of their multivoicedness. In Part 1, he concentrates on the internal, emotional and intellectual, reversals of 'the underground'. In Part 2, he focuses on the disruptive and subversive aspects of the relationships between characters and between text and reader. In Part 3 he examines textual multivoicedness in its diachronic aspect, showing some of the ways in which Dostoyevsky's texts echo and exploit the voices of precursors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021364
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Malcolm V. Jones
New Essays on Dostoyevsky, Paperback (July 2010)
This 1983 volume comprises essays to mark the centenary of Dostoyevsky's death in 1881.
Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel, Hardback (April 1998)
A comprehensive account of classic Russian fiction of the past two hundred years.
Brothers Karamazov, Hardback (May 1997)
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Dostoyevsky after Bakhtin, Hardback (June 1990)» View all books by Malcolm V. Jones
Recent developments in critical theory form the basis for this new study of Dostoyevsky.
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