Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time


SKU: 9780691155999 Category: Tag: Product ID: 121605


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 novel Poor 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.

ISBN: 9780691155999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pub Date: 08/2012
Format: Paperback
Weight: 3.11lbs
Size: 9.27h x 6.38w x 2.26d

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Weight 3.11 lbs
Dimensions 9.27 × 6.38 × 2.26 in