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George Steiner's Tolstoy or Dostoevsky has become a classic among scholars of Russian literature. An essay in poetic and philosophic criticism that bears mainly on the Russian master, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky deals also with larger themes: the epic tradition extending from Homer to Tolstoy; the continuity of a "tragic world view" from Oedipus Rex to King Lear and The Brothers Karamazov; the contrasts between the epic and dramatic modes, between irreconcilably opposed views of God and of history.
  • ISBN13: 9780300069174
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1996
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00386
Specifications
FormatPaperback
Publication DateOctober 30, 1996
Primary CategoryLiterary Criticism/Russian & Former Soviet Union
Publisher ImprintYale University Press

Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism, Second Edition

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