The art of Dostoevsky : deliriums and nocturnes / Robert Louis Jackson.

Jackson, Robert Louis [Browse]
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1981.
xii, 380 p. ; 23 cm.


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"Robert Louis Jackson considers Dostoevsky's powerful but much neglected Notes from the House of the Dead the seminal work of his post-Siberian period and critical to an interpretation of his art from 1861-1881. He projects this work as an artistic embodiment of a Christian poetics of insight and transfiguration. Breaking new ground, he explores the interrelated social, moral, aesthetic, psychological, and philosophical problems that absorbed Dostoevsky in his prison masterpiece and shows how these same motifs unite and shape many of his subsequent novels and short stories."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction
  • I. The triple vision : "The peasant Marey"
  • II. The narrator in House of the dead
  • III. The nethermost pit and the outer darkness : "Akulka's husband : a story"
  • IV. The problem of conscience and suffering in House of the dead
  • V. Freedom in the shadow of the dead house
  • VI. Aristotelian movement and design Part Two of Notes from the underground
  • VII. Philosophical pro and contra in Part One of Crime and punishment
  • VIII. Polina and Lady Luck in The gambler
  • IX. The temptation and the transaction : "A gentle creature"
  • X. The fourth window : "A boy at Christ's Christmas part"
  • XI. The ridiculous man, beyond Don Quixote
  • XII. Some considerations on "The dream of a ridiculous man" and "Bobok," from the aesthetic point of view
  • XIII. The sentencing of Fyodor Karamazov
  • XIV. The wound and the lamentation : Ivan Karamazov's rebellion
  • XV. Dmitry Karamazov and the legend of the Grand Inquisitor.
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