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The Novel in the Age of Disintegration
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Scholars have long been fascinated by the creative struggles with genre manifested throughout Dostoevsky’s career. In The Novel in the Age of Disintegration, Kate Holland brings historical context to bear, showing that Dostoevsky wanted to use the form of the novel as a means of depicting disintegration brought on by various crises in Russian society in the 1860s. This required him to reinvent the genre. At the same time he sought to infuse his novels with the capacity to inspire belief in social and spiritual reintegration, so he returned to some older conventions of a society that was already becoming outmoded. In thoughtful readings of Demons, The Adolescent, A Writer’s Diary, and The Brothers Karamazov, Holland delineates Dostoevsky’s struggle to adapt a genre to the reality of the present, with all its upheavals, while maintaining a utopian vision of Russia’s future mission.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. A Note on Transliteration and Sources
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. Part I. Context
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. Chapter One: From Time to Demons : Genre, History, and Modernization, 1861–1871
  2. pp. 27-69
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  1. Chapter Two: Dostoevsky as Editor: Conflicting Visions of Russian Modernity in The Citizen
  2. pp. 70-98
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  1. Part II. Readings
  2. pp. 99-100
  1. Chapter Three: The Adolescent : Remaking the Noble Family Novel
  2. pp. 101-130
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  1. Chapter Four: Between Babel and a New Word: A Writer's Diary as Monojournal
  2. pp. 131-161
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  1. Chapter Five: The Novel and Legend: Religious Narrative in The Brothers Karamazov
  2. pp. 162-188
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-224
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-242
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 243-252
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