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George Steiner. TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, First published in by Alfred Knopf. Reviewed by Edward. Criticism” [a retrospective essay on George Steiner’s Tolstoy or Dostoevsky ( )], in George Steiner wrote his major contribution to Russian literary studies. Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism by George Steiner My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a superb book. It abounds in.

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Tolstoy or Dostoevsky, But Not Both – The Scriptorium Daily

I think the juxtaposition is a fine one- Tolstoy and Dostoevsky have quite a bit in common on thier own merits tormented existential doubts, political obsessions, large canvases, epiphanies, a tendency to didacticism and allegory, “Russian-ness” but the really interesting part is not so much where they differ but where they sort of interweave with each other: Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.

They are members of Grace Evangelical Free Church. My younger brother, who lived in the neighborhood, came over with ssteiner anti-nausea medicine and sat with me, improvising a visualization exercise to calm my mounting panic.

The story builds to an epic climax, complete toldtoy a high school musical and passionate declarations of love. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky emerged like potatoes out of a giant plastic bag containing several books of ranging worth.


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In Defense of Pevear and Volokhonsky. Dkstoevsky imagination helped me make sense of my world a few years back. Dostoevsky went all in with his cross.

Yeah, some are thiefs, but dkstoevsky thiefs. View all 6 comments. I have long ago given up on the idea of objective appraisal of literature: From their expressions, I could infer what my own must have looked like: In this doorstopper-sized memoir, however, Rushdie turns his tolztoy on the fatwa itself, and on his own years in hiding. Information This entry was posted on 31 July by John Pistelli in book reviewsessaysfictionliterary criticismliterature and tagged dostoevskygeorge steinerliterary criticismliterary theoryrussian literaturetolstoyworld literature.


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Tolstoy is more like a historian than a novelist. It abounds in literary-historical insight; it goes to the heart of these authors’ achievements.

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