The Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor : with related chapters from The Brothers Karamazov

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This new edition presents The Grand Inquisitor together with the preceding chapter, Rebellion, and the extended reply offered by Dostoevsky in the following sections, entitled The Russian Monk. By showing how Dostoevsky frames the Grand Inquisitor story in the wider context of the novel, this edition captures the subtlety and power of Dostoevsky's critique of modernity as well as his alternative vision of human fulfillment.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 134.62 x 210.82 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0872201937
  • 9780872201934
  • 420,881

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This collection gives us a sense of the depth of Dostoevsky's insights into human life and suffering and of his profound understanding of the tensions and dangers of modernity. Guignon's Introduction is a brilliant study that shows how profoundly the 'legend of the Grand Inquisitor' speaks to our day. --Charles Taylor, McGill University Guignon's Introduction is by far the best available to these texts, and is, for its clarity and depth, one of the finest Introductions to complex literary or philosophical material that I've ever read. --Stephen L. Collins, Babson College This text worked beautifully in my Intro to the Western Humanities course. I especially appreciated Guignon's insightful Introduction, the selection of chapters, the clear layout. --Dan Spencer, University of Montana
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About F. M. Dostoevsky

Charles B Guignon is Professor of Philosophy, The University of South Florida. Charles Guignon is Professor of Philosophy, University of South Florida.
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