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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This book abounds in quotable passages–on the reasons America and Russia produced the weirdest and most intense nineteenth-century novels, on why Anna Karenina is better than Madame Bovaryon the function of Homeric metaphor, on the Gothic sources of Dostoevsky’s dodtoevsky and matter, on the two authors’ varying fates under communism and liberalism, and more.
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It consisted of us talking about common friends and whether they were more Tolstoyian or Dostoevskian. For Dostoevsky, on the other hand, free will in the face of the divine and of evil is paramount, is the essence of the holy in humanity; though the far less secular and far more reactionary of the two, Dostoevsky therefore has the metaphysical outlook more amenable to a free society.
I was frantic with potential energy. He was my age when he wrote it. The previous Friday, bidding on my first novel had reached six figures, then paused for people to track down more cash.
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Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism
I carried it in my pocket on the T for me, like a lot of readers, there’s just no excuse for empty time and read it intermittently over the course of a couple months. Thus, he turns dostoevksy an older and more holistic critical approach: Logic and words will get you nowhere: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new kr and customers.
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Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism by George Steiner
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Moreover, in this work Steiner shows a great depth and breadth of literary knowledge and criticism that is not limited alone to the Russian writers under discussion but to writers of all genres and all literary periods.
I’m surprised and delighted by this analogy: Dostoevsky, on the other hand, belongs within the bounds of the “tragic” writers descending from Oedipus Rex. I think people have been brainwashed into believing Tolstoy is a great novelist. When a narrative stops and then continues on another page, I immediately assume some passage of time has elapsed or that maybe a change in perspective has occurred——there is just something psychically affecting about having to turn a page or having larger text interrupt prose.
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But like D said in many of his works people are stupid and here we are dreaming about something that we should have had hands down. The two authors have much in common, and yet diverge in ways that make comparison irresistible. The latter would hopefully be stimulated into the deeply enriching experience of reading Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. I preferred Tolstoy and only read a portion of his work.
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What have you given me lately? An Essay in the Old Criticism on tolstoyy Kindle in under a minute. Tolstoy’s lode star, even in matters of religion, was rationalism; Dostoevsky was suffused with the daemonic and in love with paradox.
Tolstoy, for the story he told, and Dostoevsky, for the thoughts he provoked.