Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction
Master of Magdalene College University of Cambridge Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Rowan Williams
Baylor University Press, 2008 - 290 psl.
Rowan Williams explores the intricacies of speech, fiction, metaphor, and iconography in the works of one of literature's most complex, and most complexly misunderstood, authors. Williams' investigation focuses on the four major novels of Dostoevsky's maturity (Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Devils, and The Brothers Karamozov). He argues that understanding Dostoevsky's style and goals as a writer of fiction is inseparable from understanding his religious commitments. Any reader who enters the rich and insightful world of Williams' Dostoevsky will emerge a more thoughtful and appreciative reader for it.
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Alyosha responds with dignity and kindness ; but he has been forced to ask what sort of complicity he might have in the boy's humiliation and violence , even to ask about what he later explores with Lise , [ 281-84 ) , the ways in which ...
He is affektlos ; he has arrived at a state which is a sort of diabolical parody of the apatheia , the freedom from compulsive emotion , that was the goal of the ascetic life in classical Orthodox spirituality and monastic practice .
Morson suggest , intriguingly , that all this entails a sort of theological underpinning significantly at odds with orthodox ( not to mention Orthodox ) thinking . The God who foreknows all God the Father has little , and grudging ...
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Densely written, Williams sometimes needs to trim his sentences from ten lines down to two or three to sustain clear meaning. It would be necessary, in order to do justice to his work however, to be ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą
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