Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics (Google eBook)

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U of Minnesota Press, 1993
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Review: Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics (Theory and History of Literature #8)

User Review  - Jordan Goings - Goodreads

Not just a fantastic system for reading Dostoevsky, but a brilliant paradigm for engaging any and all narrative. A key text for the Dostoevsky scholar! Read full review

Review: Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics (Theory and History of Literature #8)

User Review  - Bruce Willams - Goodreads

Classic Bakhtin - polyphony and the unfinalizable self. Read full review

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Contents

Dostoevskys Polyphonic Novel and Its Treatment in Critical Literature
5
The Hero and the Position of the Author with Regard to the Hero in Dostoevskys Art
47
The Idea in Dostoevsky
78
Characteristics of Genre and Plot Composition in Dostoevskys Works
101
Discourse in Dostoevsky
181
ii The Heros Monologic Discourse and Narrational Discourse in Dostoevskys Short Novels
204
iii The Heros Discourse and Narrative Discourse in Dostoevsky
237
iv Dialogue in Dostoevsky
251
Conclusion
270
Three Fragments from the 1929 Edition Problems of Dostoevskys Art
275
Toward a Reworking of the Dostoevsky Book 1961
283
Glossary of Proper Names and Works
305
Index
325
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Page 6 - A plurality of independent and unmerged voices and consciousnesses, a genuine polyphony of fully valid voices is in fact the chief characteristic of Dostoevsky's novels.
Page xxxix - Nothing conclusive has yet taken place in the world, the ultimate word of the world and about the world has not yet been spoken, the world is open and free, everything is still in the future and will always be in the future...
Page 18 - Not a single element of the work is structured from the point of view of a nonparticipating "third person." In the novel itself, nonparticipating "third persons" are not represented in any way.

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