Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment: A Casebook / Edition 1

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Overview


This Casebook is a collection of interpretations of Crime and Punishment. The selection not only reflects earlier work by major critics in the field, but also more recent studies. At the same time the choice of critical approaches has been made on the basis of covering the novel's various aspects: Dostoevsky's debt to other novelists in the European tradition; his roots as a writer in the so-called "Natural School" of the 1840s with its emphasis on the theme of the city; the thematic and symbolic structure of the novel itself; the psychology of the hero; the philosophical content of the novel and its relationship to contemporary thought; the novel's religious dimension. This latter approach has long been established in western criticism, but the two essays with which the Casebook concludes are by modern Russian scholars, who examine the novel in the light of their own Orthodox tradition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195175639
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Series: Casebooks in Criticism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Peace is Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

Apogee : Crime and punishment 17
Raskolnikov's city and the Napoleonic plan 37
Crime and punishment 51
Motive and symbol 75
A psychologist's view 103
Crime and punishment and contemporary radical thought 119
"The other world" in Crime and punishment 149
The epilogue of Crime and punishment 171
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