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Dostoevsky:
A Writer in His Time
Joseph Frank
With a new preface by the author
Edited by Mary Petrusewicz

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of I llustrations xi
Preface: Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time xiii
Acknowledgments xix
Transliteration xxi
Abbreviations xxiii

PART I: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849
Chapter 1: Prelude 3
Chapter 2: The Family 5
Chapter 3: The Religious and Cultural Background 23
Chapter 4: The Academy of Military Engineers 38
Chapter 5: The Two Romanticisms 51
Chapter 6: The Gogol Period 61
Chapter 7: Poor Folk 76
Chapter 8: Dostoevsky and the Pléiade 86
Chapter 9: Belinsky and Dostoevsky: I?94
Chapter 10: Feuilletons and Experiments 104
Chapter 11: Belinsky and Dostoevsky: II?119
Chapter 12: The Beketov and Petrashevsky Circles 129
Chapter 13: Dostoevsky and Speshnev 145

PART II: The Y ears of Ordeal, 1850-1859
Chapter 14: The Peter-and-Paul Fortress 163
Chapter 15: Katorga 185
Chapter 16: "Monsters in Their Misery" 196
Chapter 17: Private Dostoevsky 223
Chapter 18: A Russian Heart 243
Chapter 19: The Siberian Novellas 255
Chapter 20: Homecoming 273

PART III: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865
Chapter 21: Into the Fray 281
Chapter 22: An Aesthetics of T ranscendence 298
Chapter 23: The Insulted and Injured 317
Chapter 24: The Era of Proclamations 330
Chapter 25: Portrait of a Nihilist 341
Chapter 26: Time: The Final Months 358
Chapter 27: Winter Notes on Summer Impressions 372
Chapter 28: An Emancipated Woman, A Tormented Lover 384
Chapter 29: The Prison of Utopia 399
Chapter 30: Notes from Underground 413
Chapter 31: The End of Epoch 441

PART IV: The Miraculous Y ears, 1865-1871
Chapter 32: Khlestakov in Wiesbaden 455
Chapter 33: From Novella to Novel 472
Chapter 34: Crime and Punishment 483
Chapter 35: "A Little Diamond" 509
Chapter 36: The Gambler 521
Chapter 37: Escape and Exile 531
Chapter 38: In Search of a Novel 549
Chapter 39: An Inconsolable Father 564
Chapter 40: The Idiot 577
Chapter 41: The Pamphlet and the Poem 590
Chapter 42: Fathers, Sons, and Stavrogin 601
Chapter 43: Exile's Return 616
Chapter 44: History and Myth in Demons 626
Chapter 45: The Book of the Impostors 650

PART V: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871-1881
Chapter 46: The Citizen 669
Chapter 47: Narodnichestvo: Russian Populism 682
Chapter 48: Bad Ems 694
Chapter 49: A Raw Youth 706
Chapter 50: A Public Figure 723
Chapter 51: The Diary of a Writer, 1876-1877 738
Chapter 52: A New Novel 760
Chapter 53: The Great Debate 779
Chapter 54: Rebellion and the Grand Inquisitor 788
Chapter 55: Terror and Martial Law 804
Chapter 56: The Pushkin Festival 813
Chapter 57: Controversies and Conclusions 835
Chapter 58: The Brothers Karamazov: Books 1-4 848
Chapter 59: The Brothers Karamazov: Books 5-6 867
Chapter 60: The Brothers Karamazov: Books 7-12 886
Chapter 61: Death and Transfiguration 912

Editor's Note 933
Index 935
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