Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14229269

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 novelPoor 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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ISBN 9780691155999
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Format Paperback
Pages 959
Publisher Date 2012-08-06 00:00:00.0
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 2.5 in
Unit weight 3.12 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Writer in His Time
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Frank, Joseph
Country of Origin United States
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