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When Fyodor Dostoevsky proclaims that he is a "realist in a higher sense," it is because the facts are irrelevant to his truth. And it is in this spirit that Apollonio approaches Dostoevsky’s work, reading through the facts the text of his canonical novels for the deeper truth that they distort, mask, and, ultimately, disclose. This sort of reading against the grain is, Apollonio suggests, precisely what these works, with their emphasis on the hidden and the private and their narrative reliance on secrecy and slander, demand.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Note on the Text
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. 1. The Body and the Book: Poor Folk
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. 2. The Spirit of St. Petersburg: White Nights
  2. pp. 27-42
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  1. 3. Purging Bad Money: The Gambler
  2. pp. 43-66
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  1. 4. Confession and Slander in Action: Crime and Punishment
  2. pp. 67-92
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  1. 5. The Idiot’s “Vertical Sanctuary”: The Holbein Christ and Ippolit’s Confession
  2. pp. 93-103
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  1. 6. The Demon of Doubt and the Revengeof the Neglected Son: Demons
  2. pp. 104-116
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  1. 7. On Slander, Idolatry, and Impostors: Demons
  2. pp. 117-143
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  1. 8. The Mothers Karamazov
  2. pp. 144-165
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 166-170
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 171-202
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 203-216
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-223
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780810164048
Print ISBN
9780810125322
MARC Record
OCLC
794701027
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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