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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PREFACE Ievos t seems to be customary for anyone writing a book about Dostoevsky to apologize for adding to the vast library that already exists , but if some of the ideas expressed in the following pages - especially those most ...
In writing fiction in which no formula is allowed unchallengeable victory , Dostoevsky has implicitly developed what might be called a theology of writing , specifically of narrative writing . Every fiction is at its most fictional in ...
He is not by any means wholly wrong about this , but what matters is that the actual writing has brought Dostoevsky , for whatever reason , to a point where such explicit reference does not make novelistic sense for him .
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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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