Before They Were Titans: Essays on the Early Works of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy

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    Dostoevsky and Tolstoy are the titans of Russian literature. As mature artists, they led very different lives and wrote vastly different works, but their early lives and writings display provocative kinships, while also indicating the divergent paths the two authors would take en route to literary greatness. The ten new critical essays here, written by leading specialists in nineteenth-century, Russian literature, give fresh, sophisticated readings to works from the first decade of the literary life of each Russian author-for Dostoevsky, the 1840s; for Tolstoy, the 1850s. Collectively, these essays yield composite portraits of these two artists as young men finding their literary way. At the same time, they show how the early works merit appreciation for themselves, before their authors were Titans. Contributors: 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 Mills Todd III Harvard University, Ilya Vinitsky University of Pennsylvania, Justin Weir Harvard University

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    Number of Pages: 350
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781618114303
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    Listed in: c 1800 to c 1900, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
    Publisher: Academic Studies Press

    Books by Elizabeth Allen

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