Retelling Dostoyevsky: Literary Responses and Other Observations

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Bucknell University Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 273 pages
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It identifies motives particular to each novelist for his creative reuse of Dostoyevsky, and explores theoretic approaches to the problem of influence through Mikhail Bakhtin and Harold Bloom."--Jacket.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Preface
11
Digging for the Creative Personality
15
The Growth of the Poets Mind
17
The Mature Artist
37
The Christian Poet and the Grand Inquisitor
60
Novelistic Responses
79
Crime and Punishment
83
Conrads Nostromo
160
Herberts God Emperor of Dune
169
Camuss Dostoyevsky
176
A Commentary on the Retellings
183
A Note on Bakhtins Dostoyevsky
186
Reading Dostoyevsky PostHolocaust
191
A Dostoyevskian Fantasy
193
Notes
229

Conrads Under Western Eyes
88
Leonovs The Thief
94
Nabokovs Despair
100
Crime and Punishment Continued
109
A Note on Blooms The Anxiety of Influence
119
The Idiot
125
Storeys Radcliffe
132
The Possessed Coetzees The Master of Petersburg
143
The Brothers Karamazov
151
Bibliography
250
Dostoyevsky Criticism
254
Articles
256
Writings on the Holocaust
257
General Criticism
258
Articles
263
Index
267
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