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Dostoevsky: His Life and Work

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Overview

Konstantin Mochulsky's critical biography is, in the words of George Gibian, "the best single work in any language about Dostoevsky's work as a whole." Through its close and insightful analysis of individual writings, relating them to his personal life and fortunes, it provides a sustained account of Dostoevsky's evolution as a novelist. Already established as a modern classic in the original Russian and in the French translation, this superb book is now available in English.

This is a biography of Dostoevsky which looks at the tragic and spiritual side to the writer's character.

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An extensive study of the development of Dostoevsky's creative art and intellectual thought by an analysis in depth of the total corpus of his writings.
— Ernest J. Simmons
New York Times - Ernest J. Simmons
An extensive study of the development of Dostoevsky's creative art and intellectual thought by an analysis in depth of the total corpus of his writings.
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"No scholar has made such exhaustive and revealing use of all the evidence of the notebooks . . . In an attempt to clarify Dostoevsky's art and thought."New York Times Book Review

"An extensive study of the development of Dostoevsky's creative art and intellectual thought by an analysis in depth of the total corpus of his writings."—Ernest J. Simmons, New York Times

Ernest J. Simmons
This work is an extensive study of the development of Dostoevsky's creative art and intellectual thought by an analysis in depth of the total purpose of his writings. All the facts of his life and literary activity related to this purpose are skillfully employed. In order to establish a unified and comprehensible pattern of artistic and intellectual development, Mochulsky constantly elucidates in his study the psychological and the existential meaning of Dostoevsky's religious ideology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691012995
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1971
  • Pages: 712
  • Sales rank: 1,327,336
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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