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Dostoevsky and the Russian People
     

Dostoevsky and the Russian People

by Linda Ivanits
 

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Russian popular culture and folklore were a central theme in Dostoevsky's work, and folklore imagery permeates his fiction. Dostoevsky and the Russian People is a comprehensive study of the people and folklore in his art. Linda Ivanits investigates the integration of Dostoevsky's religious ideas and his use of folklore in his major fiction. She surveys the shifts

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Russian popular culture and folklore were a central theme in Dostoevsky's work, and folklore imagery permeates his fiction. Dostoevsky and the Russian People is a comprehensive study of the people and folklore in his art. Linda Ivanits investigates the integration of Dostoevsky's religious ideas and his use of folklore in his major fiction. She surveys the shifts in Dostoevsky's thinking about the Russian people throughout his life and offers comprehensive studies of the people and folklore in Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov. This important study will illuminate this unexplored aspect of his work, and will be of great interest to scholars and students of Russian and of comparative literature.

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'... the study is full of interesting details and the interpretations it advances are often persuasive ...' Modern Language Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521188753
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Linda Ivanits is Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University.

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