Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time
By Joseph Frank
- Author: Joseph Frank
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Published: August 2012
- ISBN-10: 0691155992
- ISBN-13: 9780691155999
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 9.27X6.38X2.26
- Weight: 3.11
- Copyright: 2010
- Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Joseph Frank's award-winning, five-volume Dostoevsky is widely recognized as the best biography of the writer in any language--and one of the greatest literary biographies of the past half-century. Now Frank's monumental, 2500-page work has been skillfully abridged and condensed in this single, highly readable volume with a new preface by the author. Carefully preserving the original work's acclaimed narrative style and combination of biography, intellectual history, and literary criticism, Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time illuminates the writer's works--from his first novel Poor Folk to Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov--by setting them in their personal, historical, and above all ideological context. More than a biography in the usual sense, this is a cultural history of nineteenth-century Russia, providing both a rich picture of the world in which Dostoevsky lived and a major reinterpretation of his life and work.
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