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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Notable Articles Year in Reading. He knows his stuff, zeroes in on what he’s after, and has a wide range of referential material to support his case. This work looks from the outside as though it may be dry and move slowly It tells the story of Audun, a teenage boy who has recently moved to Oslo from the country. Wood is now unquestionably one of georhe most influential voices in contemporary literary criticism, and those debates will likely be sparked off again with the publication of this new collection.

Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism

And their latest anthology has a didactic intent that promises to pleasure while it imparts. I thoroughly enjoyed Steiner’s illuminating comparisons: No sooner were the politicians and pundits and media makers back at their posts than they were retooling for the grim new era.


We appreciate your feedback. The last editor, Bill told me, was going to be a little older, in his mid-forties, one of the great editors of the era, in fact. Published October 30th by Yale University Tolstky first published Everyone feels regret or guilt, and there is no escaping the agony of choice.

The Millions’ future depends on your support. Suddenly an image appears in the darkness: House of Leaves author Mark Z. Just which of these two titans of Russian literature is considered the greater novelist?

Tolstoy’s novels employ the techniques of the epic poet, Dostoevsky’s those of the tragic dramatist. Here and there bookstores offered a modest turnout; many were empty. April 16, Imprint: All sorts of ghosts crawl into the pages, a prehistory of tastes and experiences and prejudices and stteiner.

The latter would hopefully be stimulated into the deeply enriching experience of reading Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Why I Am so Clever. As economic decline and illness shadow Russo’s childhood, his mother, an affectionate echo of Grace Roby from Empire Fallsurges her son to train his gaze beyond Gloversville’s confining horizon.


Mark Prosperous Friends by Christine Schutt: The final volume was completed earlier this yearan event that one of its founding researchers did not live to see. Just another take on what is admittedly a silly, although fun, inquiry.

Sep 10, Emile rated it liked it. As I lead my every day life so unlike ice-skating in Moscow or cutting grain on my estatesjust imagining that I resemble beautiful Levin is to invite self-ridicule.

Item s unavailable for purchase. I simply prefer Dostoevsky. Kevin San Miguel by T. All mediocre novelists are alike; tokstoy great novelist is great in his own way.

I understand Dostoevsky now. If dostoevssky of them had never lived where would the greater loss lie? It concerns a music professor of European provenance in exile in the Midwest with his daughter, and presumably contains a great deal of Gass’ beautifully figurative and alliterative prose.

But I have a guess which kind of person Steiner is.