Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment : A Casebook

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This Casebook is a collection of interpretations of Crime and Punishment. The selection not only reflects earlier work by major critics in the field, but also more recent studies. At the same time the choice of critical approaches has been made on the basis of covering the novel's various aspects: Dostoevsky's debt to other novelists in the European tradition; his roots as a writer in the so-called "Natural School" of the 1840s with its emphasis on the theme
of the city; the thematic and symbolic structure of the novel itself; the psychology of the hero; the philosophical content of the novel and its relationship to contemporary thought; the novel's religious dimension. This latter approach has long been established in western criticism, but the two essays with
which the Casebook concludes are by modern Russian scholars, who examine the novel in the light of their own Orthodox tradition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 142 x 210 x 16mm | 267g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195175638
  • 9780195175639
  • 1,884,300

Table of contents

Richard Peace, Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol
: Introduction

Donald Fanger: Apogee: Crime and Punishment
Adele Lindenmeyr: Raskolnikov's City and the Napoleonic Plan
Edward Wasiolek: Crime and Punishment
Richard Peace: Motive and Symbol
R. D. Laing: A Psychologist's View
Derek Offord: Crime and Punishment and Contemporary Radical Thought
V. E. Vetlovskaya: "The Other World" in Crime and Punishment
Tatyana Kasatkina
: The Epilogue of Crime and Punishment

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About Richard Peace

Richard Peace is Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol.
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