Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849


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The term "biography" seems insufficiently capacious to describe the singular achievement of Joseph Frank's five-volume study of the life of the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. One critic, writing upon the publication of the final volume, casually tagged the series as the ultimate work on Dostoevsky "in any language, and quite possibly forever." Frank himself had not originally intended to undertake such a massive work. The endeavor began in the early 1960s as an exploration of Dostoevsky's fiction, but it later ...

Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849 1979, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691013558

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