Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism, Second Edition by GEORGE STEINERTolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism, Second Edition by GEORGE STEINER

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

byGEORGE STEINER

Paperback | October 30, 1996

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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 masters, 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.

"A must for the teacher, student, and intellectually serious reader."—Kirkus Reviews

"This is a book that provides new and stimulating insight into the literary masterpieces and thought of the great Russian novelists. Moreover, in this work Steiner shows a great depth and breadth of literary knowledge and criticism that is not limited alone to the Russian writers under discussion but to writers of all genres and all literary periods."—Journal of Religion

"His is a work of personal criticism, often ingenious, always deeply felt."—The New York Times

"Brilliant, provocative, full of insights, this classic study still stands alone and unchallenged in modern criticism as a lucid and erudite study of the contrasting genius of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Steiner's book is a must for the student, scholar, or general reader who wishes to approach the Russian giants in their full literary and philosophical ambience."—Robert L. Jackson
George Steiner was born in 1929 in Paris, but also lived in Vienna and New York. Steiner was a critic, novelist, philosopher, translator, and educator. Currently, he is a professor at Cambridge University and the University of Geneva. He has written for the New Yorker for over thirty years and has published the books No Passion Spent, ...
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Title:Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:386 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 1996Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300069170

ISBN - 13:9780300069174

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