Dialogism: Bakhtin and His World

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Routledge, Dec 16, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 242 pages

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.

 

Contents

1 BAKHTINS LIFE
1
2 EXISTENCE AS DIALOGUE
13
3 LANGUAGE AS DIALOGUE
39
4 NOVELNESS AS DIALOGUE
65
5 THE DIALOGUE OF HISTORY AND POETICS
105
6 AUTHORING AS DIALOGUE
147
7 THIS HETEROGLOSSIA CALLED BAKHTIN
179
NOTES
193
BlBLIOGRAPHY
203
INDEX
217
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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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