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Dostoevsky: v. 5: Mantle of the Prophet 1871-1881
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Dostoevsky: v. 5: Mantle of the Prophet 1871-1881 (Hardback)

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Dostoevsky was one of the greatest authors of the nineteenth century. His masterpieces Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov are held in high regard by literary critics. This fifth and final volume of Joseph Frank's justly celebrated biography renders with a rare intelligence and grace the last decade of the writer's life, a time that won him the universal approval toward which he always aspired. While describing the writer's idiosyncratic relationship to the Russian State, Frank also details Dostoevsky's continuing rivalries with Turgenev and Tolstoy. The writer's death in St Petersburg in January 1881 concludes this unparalleled literary biography, one truly worthy of Dostoevsky's genius and of the remarkable time and place in which he lived.

BiographyBiography: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 22/08/2002 ISBN-13: 9781861055149  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Joseph Frank is Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus at Princeton University and Professor of Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literature Emeritus at Stanford University. Previous volumes of Dostoevsky have received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, two Christian Gauss Awards, two James Russell Lowell Awards, a Los Angeles Book prize and other honours. In addition to the previous volumes of Dostoevsky, Frank is author of Through the Russian Prism: Essays on Literature and Culture.

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