Dostoevsky and The Idea of Russianness: A New Perspective on Unity and Brotherhood

Dostoevsky and The Idea of Russianness: A New Perspective on Unity and Brotherhood

by Sarah Hudspith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415754057
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/11/2003
Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sarah Hudspith is a lecturer at the University of Leeds. Her main area of specialism is nineteenth century Russian literature, especially Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Note on editions, transliteration and translation ix

1 The Slavophile context 1

2 Dostoevsky's ideological position with regard to the Slavophile movement 16

Early work 17

Siberia 23

Vremia, Epokha and pochvennichestvo 38

Diary of a Writer and the Pushkin Speech 64

3 The dramatization in Dostoevski's fiction of themes found in Slavophile thought 88

The condition of rootlessness: the Kushite category 90

Living in sobornost': the Iranian category 128

4 The Iranian text: Slavophile principles applied to the practice of writing 161

Dostoevsky and the Slavophile aesthetic 162

Examples of Slavophile writing in Dostoevsky's œuvre 176

5 Concluding remarks 198

Glossary of Russian terms 202

Notes 204

Bibliography 217

Index 224

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