Dialogism: Bakhtin and His World

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 228 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.
 

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Contents

Bakhtins life
1
Existence as dialogue
14
Language as dialogue
40
Novelness as dialogue The novel of education and the education of the novel
67
The dialogue of history and poetics
107
Authoring as dialogue The architectonics of answerability
149
This Heteroglossia called Bakhtin
183
NOTES
196
BIBLIOGRAPHY
206
INDEX
219
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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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