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The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel

The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel

by Robin Feuer Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300125623

ISBN-13: 9780300125627

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

Fyodor Dostoevsky completed his final novel— The Brothers Karamazov—in 1880. A work of universal appeal and significance, his exploration of good and evil immediately gained an international readership and today “remains harrowingly alive in the face of our present day worries, paradoxes, and joys,” observes Dostoevsky scholar Robin

Overview

Fyodor Dostoevsky completed his final novel— The Brothers Karamazov—in 1880. A work of universal appeal and significance, his exploration of good and evil immediately gained an international readership and today “remains harrowingly alive in the face of our present day worries, paradoxes, and joys,” observes Dostoevsky scholar Robin Feuer Miller. In this engaging and original book, she guides us through the complexities of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece, offering keen insights and a celebration of the author’s unparalleled powers of imagination.

Miller’s critical companion to The Brothers Karamazov explores the novel’s structure, themes, characters, and artistic strategies while illuminating its myriad philosophical and narrative riddles. She discusses the historical significance of the book and its initial reception, and in a new preface discusses the latest scholarship on Dostoevsky and the novel that crowned his career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300125627
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the Yale Edition....................viii
Note on the References and Acknowledgments....................xviii
Chronology of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Life and Work....................xxi
Literary and Historical Context 1. Historical Context....................1
2. The Importance of The Brothers Karamazov....................4
3. Critical Reception....................7
A Reading 4. Of Prefaces, Preludes, and Parodies Part I: Books I, II, and III....................13
5. The Deep Heart's Core Part II: Books IV, V, and VI....................48
6. The Plot Quickens Part III: Books VII, VIII, and IX....................80
7. Varieties of Guilty Experience Part IV: Books X, XI, XII, and the Epilogue....................99
Notes....................134
Selected Bibliography....................139
Index....................149

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