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Art and Answerability

Early Philosophical Essays

By M. M. Bakhtin

Publication Year: 1990

This book contains three of Bakhtin's early essays from the years following the Russian Revolution, when Bakhtin and other intellectuals eagerly participated in the debates of the period.

Published by: University of Texas Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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Introduction: The Architectonics of Answerability

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pp. ix-xlviii

There is a story to the effect that Queen Victoria was so delighted by Alice in Wonderland that she left a standing order for the author's next book. The following year (1866) she was not at all amused when she received a formidably technical treatise on logic called Condensation of Determinants by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, which was, of course, Lewis Carroll's real name.1...

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Art and Answerability (1919)

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pp. 1-3

A whole is called "mechanical" when its constituent elements are united only in space and time by some external connection and are not imbued with the internal unity of meaning. The parts of such a whole are contiguous and touch each other, but in themselves they remain alien to each other...

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Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity (ca. 1920–1923)

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pp. 4-256

For a proper understanding of the author's architectonically stable and dynamically living relationship to the hero,1 we must take into account both the essentially necessary2 foundation of that relationship and the diverse individual characteristics that it assumes in particular authors and in particular works. In the....

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Supplement: The Problem of Content, Material, and Form in Verbal Art (1924)

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pp. 310-379

The present study attempts a methodological analysis of the fundamental concepts1 and problems of poetics2 on the basis of general systematic aesthetics.
The starting point for our study was provided by certain Russian works on poetics; their basic propositions undergo critical examination in our opening chapters. However, here we shall not...

Index

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pp. 327-332


E-ISBN-13: 9780292792135
E-ISBN-10: 0292792131
Print-ISBN-13: 9780292704114
Print-ISBN-10: 0292704119

Page Count: 384
Illustrations: none
Publication Year: 1990

Series Title: University of Texas Press Slavic Series