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By Elizabeth Cheresh Allen

ISBN-10: 1618114301

ISBN-13: 9781618114303

Dostoevsky and Tolstoy are the titans of Russian literature. As mature artists, they led very varied lives and wrote greatly varied works, yet their early lives and writings exhibit provocative kinships, whereas additionally indicating the divergent paths the 2 authors might take en path to literary greatness.

The ten new serious essays the following, written via best experts in nineteenth-century Russian literature, supply clean, subtle readings to works from the 1st decade of the literary lifetime of each one Russian author—for Dostoevsky, the 1840s; for Tolstoy, the 1850s. jointly, those essays yield composite pics of those artists as younger males discovering their literary approach. even as, they express how the early works advantage appreciation for themselves, sooner than their authors have been Titans.

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Elizabeth Cheresh Allen (Bryn Mawr College), Lewis Bagby (University of Wyoming), Caryl Emerson (Princeton University), Susanne Fusso (Wesleyan University), Liza Knapp (Columbia University), Anne Lounsbery (New York University), Robin Feuer Miller (Brandeis University), Gary Saul Morson (Northwestern University), Dale E. Peterson (Amherst College), William turbines Todd III (Harvard University), Ilya Vinitsky (University of Pennsylvania), Justin Weir (Harvard University)

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