The Grand Inquisitor: With Related Chapters from The Brothers Karamazov / Edition 1

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Overview

This new edition presents The Grand Inquisitor together with the preceding chapter, Rebellion, and the extended reply offered by Dostoevsky in the following sections, entitled The Russian Monk. By showing how Dostoevsky frames the Grand Inquisitor story in the wider context of the novel, this edition captures the subtlety and power of Dostoevsky's critique of modernity as well as his alternative vision of human fulfillment.

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This collection gives us a sense of the depth of Dostoevsky's insights into human life and suffering and of his profound understanding of the tensions and dangers of modernity. Guignon's Introduction is a brilliant study that shows how profoundly the 'legend of the Grand Inquisitor' speaks to our day. --Charles Taylor, McGill University

Guignon's Introduction is by far the best available to these texts, and is, for its clarity and depth, one of the finest Introductions to complex literary or philosophical material that I've ever read. --Stephen L. Collins, Babson College

This text worked beautifully in my Intro to the Western Humanities course. I especially appreciated Guignon's insightful Introduction, the selection of chapters, the clear layout. --Dan Spencer, University of Montana

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872201934
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Series: Hackett Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 225,940
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2003

    Guignon's Introduction is Excellent

    This short extract of Dostoevsky's larger work, The Brothers Karamazov, has a substantial and insightful introduction by Charles B. Guignon. The editor provides unique perspectives into Dostoevsky's turbulent Russian background. This introduction is packed with information to help any reader better understand Dostoevsky's motives and contextual style. Guignon's writing style and selected excerpts are both interesting and informative, while maintaining the integrity of the greater Karamazov masterpiece. This short work is highly recommended for anyone wishing to understand one of the greatest religious literary debates of the last two hundred years. In addition, the book provides a fundamental framework for exploring the rest of Dostoevsky's monumental works.

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