Freedom and Responsibility in Russian Literature: Essays in Honor of Robert Louis Jackson

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Explores how Russian writers from the 17th century to Nabakov have rung the changes on the double theme of freedom and responsibility. The 20 essays discuss such manifestations as Baratynskii and freedom through suffering, Turgenev's last will and testament, the reader's responsibility in The Brothers Karamazov, Tolstoy's prince who resembles a cucumber, Pasternak's Faustian connection, and the open forms of Tsvetaeva's verse. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810111462
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: SRLT Series , #12
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: In Praise of a Friend
Introduction: Necessary Boldness 1
On Old and New Russian Literature in the Seventeenth Century 6
Freedom through Suffering: Vasilii Zhukovskii and His Ahasuerus 20
"The Feasts of Ill Intention": Baratynskii and the Critics 29
Love, Attachment, and the "Objects of Our Regard": Ivan Turgenev's "The Meeting" and Aleksandra Markelova's "In the Work Corner" 42
Turgenev's Last Will and Testament: Poems in Prose 53
The Gambler: A Study in Ethnopsychology 69
Dostoevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man": Unsealing the Generic Envelope 86
The Reader's Responsibility in The Brothers Karamazov: Ophelia, Chermashnia, and the Palpable Obscure 105
Self-Laceration and Resentment: The Terms of Moral Psychology in Dostoevsky and Nietzsche 119
Anna Karenina's Omens 134
Tolstoy's Prince Who Resembles a Cucumber 153
The Responsibilities of (Co-) Authorship: Notes on Revising the Serialized Version of Anna Karenina 159
Solov'ev's Doctrine of Original Sin 170
Chekhov as a Representative of "Real Art" 181
Truth and Illusion in Gorky: The Lower Depths and After 191
Pasternak's My Sister - Life: The Faustian Connection 199
Iurii Zhivago's Readers: Literary Reception in Pasternak's Novel and in His Time 213
The Open Forms of Tsvetaeva's Verse 221
A Note on Nabokov's Anti-Darwinism; or, Why Apes Feed on Butterflies in The Gift 239
Word and Image in Dostoevsky's Worlds: Robert Louis Jackson on Readings That Bakhtin Could Not Do 245
Notes 267
Contributors 307
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