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

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

by Gary Saul Morson
     
 

Robert Louis Jackson has long been recognized on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the foremost Dostoevsky scholars in the world. Freedom and Responsibility in Russian Literature collects twenty essays by distinguished scholars (many former students of Jackson's) and admiring colleagues on some of the foremost questions in Russian studies. Whatever the

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Robert Louis Jackson has long been recognized on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the foremost Dostoevsky scholars in the world. Freedom and Responsibility in Russian Literature collects twenty essays by distinguished scholars (many former students of Jackson's) and admiring colleagues on some of the foremost questions in Russian studies. Whatever the specific topic, these essays manifest a determination to exercise the critical independence and integrity exemplified by Jackson throughout his long career.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810111462
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
SRLT Series, #12
Edition description:
1
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Cheresh Allen is Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Bryn Mawr College.

Gary Saul Morson is Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Northwestern University.

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