Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov by William J. LeatherbarrowDostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov by William J. Leatherbarrow

Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov

byWilliam J. Leatherbarrow

Paperback | November 27, 1992

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The Brothers Karamazov, completed in November 1880 just two months before Dostoyevsky's death, displays both his mastery as a storyteller and his significance as a thinker. In this volume, Dr. Leatherbarrow shows that far from being merely a philosophical religious tract, The Brothers Karamazov is an enjoyable and accessible novel. He discusses its major themes, including atheism and belief, the nature of man, socialism and individualism, and the state of European civilization, focusing particulary on those themes of justice, order and disorder, in whose revolutionary treatment he sees the real significance of this literary landmark.
Title:Dostoyevsky: The Brothers KaramazovFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:November 27, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521386012

ISBN - 13:9780521386012

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Table of Contents

Note on the text; Chronology; Introduction; 1. The background to the novel; 2. The novel; 3. The critical reception; Guide to further reading.

Editorial Reviews

"Leatherbarrow's synthesis of past critical achievement judiciously discriminates between factual commentary and interpretation, as well as between interpretation supported by evidence of Dostoevsky's documented or manifest intent, and interpretation generated by a critic's philosophy or idiosyncratic response to the text....Leatherbarrow's book will be a valuable teaching aid, but it is also a work well worth the literary scholar's time." Victor Terras, Slavic Review