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Lectures on Dostoevsky

Summary: "This book collects twelve classroom lectures on seven major works by Dostoevsky--Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, Notes from Underground, and three others--by Joseph Frank, the author of the definitive five-volume biography of Dostoevsky published by Princeton University Press. Frank's widow, Marguerite Frank, has worked with a Russian translator and former student of Frank's, Marina Brodskya, to compile the lectures--some of which Frank had written out in their entirety, others for which he left extensive notes. The book will contain a preface, introduction, seven chapters (each containing one or two lectures on a major work), and lists of further reading and stage and screen adaptations of Dostoevsky's works. Each lecture is about 4,000 words and is written in a conversational style that is accessible for undergraduates but also demonstrates Frank's unparalleled knowledge of the Russian author and his world, providing wide-ranging literary and historical context. The editors include notes to explain references and allusions. The book also will include some images of Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky, a couple of artworks discussed in the lectures, and a sample of Frank's handwritten lecture notes"--

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  • OCLC: on1125113426
  • ISBN: 9780691189567
  • ISBN: 0691189560
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (255 p.)
  • Published: Princeton, New Jersey :Princeton University Press,[2020]
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introductory Lecture; Chapter 1: Poor Folk; Chapter 2: The Double; Chapter 3: The House of the Dead; Chapter 4: Notes from Underground; Chapter 5: Crime and Punishment; Chapter 6: The Idiot; Chapter 7: The Brothers Karamazov; Appendix I: Selected Adaptations for Film and TV of the Novels Covered in the Lectures; Appendix II: "Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky"; Acknowlegments; Index
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 06, 2019).
Subject: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor -- 1821-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor -- 1821-1881
LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Former Soviet Union
Genre: Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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