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Moving through the novelist's career, Terras presents a general analysis of the novel at issue, each chapter focusing on a particular aspect of Dostoevsky's art. He probes the form and style of Crime and Punishment, and explores the ambiguity of The Brothers Karamazov. Terras emphasizes the "markedness" of Dostoevsky's novels, their wealth of literary devices such as irony, literary allusions, scenic effects, puns, and witticisms.
Terras conveys the vital contradictions and ambiguities of the novels. In this informative, engaging literary study, he brings Dostoevsky and his art to life.
|1||Detractors and Defenders of Dostoevsky's Art||3|
|2||The Early Dostoevsky||14|
|3||Fact, Fiction, and Psychology in Dostoevsky's Art||32|
|4||The Art of Crime and Punishment||51|
|5||The Hierarchy of Meanings in The Idiot||73|
|6||Dostoevsky and the Drama: The Possessed||83|
|7||On the Style of A Raw Youth||101|
|8||Subtext, Intertext, and Ambiguity in The Brothers Karamazov||113|
|App||How Much Does Dostoevsky lose in English Translation?||149|