The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays

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University of Texas Press, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 444 pages
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These essays reveal Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)—known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky—as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel. The Dialogic Imagination presents, in superb English translation, four selections from Voprosy literatury i estetiki (Problems of literature and esthetics), published in Moscow in 1975. The volume also contains a lengthy introduction to Bakhtin and his thought and a glossary of terminology.

Bakhtin uses the category "novel" in a highly idiosyncratic way, claiming for it vastly larger territory than has been traditionally accepted. For him, the novel is not so much a genre as it is a force, "novelness," which he discusses in "From the Prehistory of Novelistic Discourse." Two essays, "Epic and Novel" and "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel," deal with literary history in Bakhtin's own unorthodox way. In the final essay, he discusses literature and language in general, which he sees as stratified, constantly changing systems of subgenres, dialects, and fragmented "languages" in battle with one another.

  

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Review: The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays (University of Texas Press Slavic Series)

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

Almost but not quite interesting enough to justify the horrific pain of slogging through his opaque, repetitive, utterly disorganized prose. Read full review

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User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

There are four very good essays in The Dialogic Imagination. Bakhtin's style is quite wordy, but once you've read these works you'll forgive him for that. Bakhtin is quite simply brilliant; but ... Read full review

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Contents

Epic and Novel
3
From the Prehistory of Novelistic Discourse
41
Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel
84
Discourse in the Novel
259
Glossary
423
Index
435
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SPECULATIVE SPEECH - New York Times
In ''Speech Genres and Other Late Essays'' we have the analogously brilliant fragments of Mikhail Bakhtin's lost and last works. ...
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Mikhail Bakhtin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays Bakhtin moves away from the novel and concerns himself with the problems of method and the nature of culture. ...
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Essay File Index
Speech Genres and Other Late Essays. Bakhtin, Mikhail, "The Hero and the Position of the Author With Regard to the Hero, in Dostoevsky's Art." ...
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The Harriman Institute
Speech Genres and Other Late Essays presents six short works from Bakhtin's Esthetics of Creative Discourse, published in Moscow in 1979. ...
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Bakhtin and the World Wide Web
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Michael Holquist is a professor of comparative literature and Slavic studies at Yale University.

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