Genesis of The Brother Karamazov

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ISBN 978-0-8101-0846-2
Publication Date
October 1990
Page Count
199 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Genesis of The Brother Karamazov

The Aesthetics, Ideology, and Psychology of Making a Text
Robert L. Belknap

Robert L. Belknap is the author of The Structure of "The Brothers Karamazov," which is generally regarded as one of the best studies on Dostoevsky produced by the present generation of scholars. The Genesis of "The Brothers Karamazov" continues and complements Belknap's earlier work, tracing Dostoevsky's last, great novel to its sources and exploring the works Dostoevsky read and consciously employed in constructing it.

About the Author

Robert L. Belknap is professor of Slavic Languages and the former dean of Columbia University. He is the author of numerous articles and the coauthor of Tradition and Innovation: General Education and the Reintegration of the University.

" original and unusually intelligent treatment of Dostoevsky's last novel." —The Russian Review