Dialogism: Bakhtin and His World

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
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Holquist's masterly study draws on all of Bakhtin's known writings providing a comprehensive account of his achievement. Widely acknowledged as an exceptional guide to Bakhtin and dialogics, this book now includes a new introduction, concluding chapter and a fully updated bibliography.

He argues that Bakhtin's work gains coherence through his commitment to the concept of dialogue, examining Bakhtin's dialogues with theorists such as Saussure, Freud, Marx and Lukacs, as well as other thinkers whose connection with Bakhtin has previously been ignored.
Dialogism also includes dialogic readings of major literary texts, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Gogol's The Notes of a Madman and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, which provide another dimension of dialogue with dialogue.
  

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Contents

Bakhtins life
3
Existence as dialogue
16
Language as dialogue
42
Novelness as dialogue The novel of education and the education of the novel
69
The dialogue of history and poetics
109
Authoring as dialogue The architectonics of answerability
151
This Heteroglossia called Bakhtin
185
NOTES
198
BIBLIOGRAPHY
208
INDEX
221
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About the author (2002)

Michael Holquist is Professor of Comparative and Slavic Literature at Yale University. He is the author of Dostoevsky and the Novel and Mikhail Bakhtin (with Katerina Clark), and has also edited three collections of Bakhtin's writings.

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