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Art And Answerability
     

Art And Answerability

by M. M. Bakhtin, Kenneth Brostrom (Translator), Vadim Liapunov (Translator), Michael Holquist (Editor)
 

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Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) is one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century philosophical thought. Art and Answerability contains three of his early essays from the years following the Russian Revolution, when Bakhtin and other intellectuals eagerly participated in the debates, lectures, demonstrations, and manifesto writing of the period.

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Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) is one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century philosophical thought. Art and Answerability contains three of his early essays from the years following the Russian Revolution, when Bakhtin and other intellectuals eagerly participated in the debates, lectures, demonstrations, and manifesto writing of the period. Because they predate works that have already been translated, these essays—"Art and Answerability," "Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity," and "The Problem of Content, Material, and Form in Verbal Art"—are essential to a comprehensive understanding of Bakhtin's later works. A superb introduction by Michael Holquist sets out the major themes and concerns of the three essays and identifies their place in the canon of Bakhtin's work and in intellectual history. The introduction, together with Vadim Liapunov's scholarly gloss, makes these essays accessible to students as well as scholars.

Editorial Reviews

Slavonic And East European Review
"Bakhtin's early essays are essential for a full understanding of his philosophy and the premises of his literary criticism. We have waited a long time for this volume and it turns out to be worth the wait. The translations have been thoughtfully and carefully done and the translators are to be congratulated on providing fluent English translations of what are some of the most difficult, though also most rewarding of the Bakhtinian texts."
Booknews
Bakhtin (1895-1975) was a Russian theorist whose ideas pertain to all of the human sciences, and whose influence in the English-speaking world has steadily increased with the recent translations of his work. This is the next-to-last volume of his essays to appear in English. It contains three pieces that date from the years following the Russian Revolution, when Bakhtin and other intellectuals eagerly participated in the debates, demonstrations, and manifesto writing of the period. Paper edition (70412-7), $13.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292704121
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Series:
Slavic Series , #9
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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