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Dostoevsky and the Novel.

HOLQUIST, Michael.

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ISBN 10: 0691063427 / ISBN 13: 9780691063423
Editorial: Princeton University Press,, Princeton:, 1977
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First edition. Very good in a very good dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 69167

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Título: Dostoevsky and the Novel.

Editorial: Princeton University Press,, Princeton:

Año de publicación: 1977

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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What place do Dostoevsky's works occupy in the history of the novel? To answer this question, Michael Holquist focuses on the formal aspects of Dostoevskian narrative.


The author argues that the novel is a genre that constantly seeks its own identity: we still do not know what it is, since the uniqueness of its members defines the class to which it belongs. This anomaly explains the central role of the novel for Russians, perplexed as they were in the nineteenth century by idiosyncrasies that hindered development of a coherent national identity.


Michael Holquist shows that the generic impulse of the novel to explore the mysteries of individual biography met and fused in Dostoevsky's works with the national quest of the Russians for an identity of their own. The paradox of the writer's achievement consists in the degree to which his meditations on the significance of being without a past are grounded in history.


Originally published in 1977.


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About the Author:

Michael Holquist is a professor of comparative literature and Slavic studies at Yale University.

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