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N.K.Mikhailovsky's Criticism of Dostoevsky

The Cruel Critic. Studies in Slavic Languages & Literature v. 17

By (author) Marina Kanevskaya
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Apr 2001
Dimensions: w 165mm h 235mm d 25mm
Weight: 635g
ISBN-10: 0773475826
ISBN-13: 9780773475823
Barcode No: 9780773475823
Synopsis
This study analyzes why Mikhailovsky - a leading Russian socialist philosopher and literary critic of the mid-19th century - expressed the most insightful, proto-Bakhtinian views on Dostoevsky's writings. It examines the social and cultural context, specifically in the political climate of Mikhailovsky's journal "Otechestvennye Zapiski", the most popular magazine of its time. Russian socialist and populist literary criticism remains "terra incognita" outside Russia, and stereotypical perceptions of it as obtuse, boring, and appropriated by socialist realism has prevented scholars from focusing on the literary and ideological values of it. However, the roots of modern Russian thought and self-identity took their shape under the direct influence of such social thinkers as Mikhailovsky. Examining the proto-Bakhtinian traits of Mikhailovsky's criticism of Dostoevsky shows the cultural and historical pretext of Bakhtin's discoveries.

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