Retelling Dostoyevsky: Literary Responses and Other Observations
This is a fresh look at Dostoyevsky through novelistic retellings of his major works by nine twentieth-century writers deeply influenced by him: Joseph Conrad, Leonid Leonov, Vladimir Nabokov, Albert Camus, Richard Wright, Bernard Malamud, David Storey, Frank Herbert and J. M. Coetzee. The study also portrays Dostoyevsky's life, searching for his creative personality, a rascally persona living only for "the dance of the pen, " while at the same time fixated in a hatred of Jews.
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