Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics Paperback
Part of the Theory & History of Literature, series
This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky's studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century.
As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle."Bakhtin's statement on the dialogical nature of artistic creation, and his differentiation of this from a history of monological commentary, is profoundly original and illuminating.
This is a classic work on Dostoevsky and a statement of importance to critical theory." Edward Wasiolek"Concentrating on the particular features of 'Dostoevskian discourse, ' how Dostoevsky structures a hero and a plot, and what it means to write dialogically, Bakhtin concludes with a major theoretical statement on dialogue as a category of language.
One of the most important theories of the novel in this century." The Bloomsbury Review
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
- Publication Date: 01/04/1984
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780816612284