Dostoevsky's Greatest Characters: A New Approach to ''Notes from the Underground,'' Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamozov

Dostoevsky's Greatest Characters: A New Approach to ''Notes from the Underground,'' Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamozov

by Bernard J. Paris

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Dostoevsky's Greatest Characters: A New Approach to ''Notes from the Underground,'' Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamozov by Bernard J. Paris

Addressed to all readers of Dostoevsky, as well as to teachers, students, and specialists, this lucidly-written study approaches the underground man, Raskolnikov, and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov as imagined human beings whose feelings, behaviors, and ideas are expressions of their personalities and experience. While asserting the autonomy of Dostoevsky's characters, Paris shows that there is a tension between them and the author's rheotric and demonstrates that the characters often escape their illustrative roles. By paying close attention to mimetic detail, this book seeks to recover Dostoevsky's psychological intuitions and fully appreciate his brilliance in characterization.

About the Author:
Bernard J. Paris is Emeritus Professor of English, University of Florida and former Director of the Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230263581
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 382 KB

About the Author

Bernard J. Paris is Emeritus Professor of English, University of Florida and former Director of the Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts. His previous monographs include Experiments in Life: George Eliot’s Quest for Values, Conrad's Charlie Marlow, and Karen Horney: A Psychoanalyst’s Search for Self-Understanding (a New York Times Notable Book for 1994), among others.

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