George Steiner. TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, First published in by Alfred Knopf. Reviewed by Edward. Criticism” [a retrospective essay on George Steiner’s Tolstoy or Dostoevsky ( )], in George Steiner wrote his major contribution to Russian literary studies. Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism by George Steiner My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a superb book. It abounds in.

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There it is all Pushkin — Dostoevsky, Dostoevsky-Pushkin. Tolstoy has a Hellenic world-view, Dostoevsky’s is tragic. What strikes me about Tolstoy, when you read him parallel to Dost. I think the juxtaposition is a fine one- Tolstoy and Dostoevsky have quite a bit in common on thier own merits tormented existential doubts, political obsessions, large canvases, epiphanies, a tendency to didacticism and allegory, “Russian-ness” but the really interesting part is not so much where they differ but where they sort of interweave with each other: As he waits for the fourth victim — who is alive but in a coma — to wake up, he deals with his rookie cop of a partner, a neighborhood of tight-lipped witnesses, and his younger sister’s fraught reaction to the case.

Dostoevsky despised both capitalism and socialism because each treats people as the mere product of economic or other laws. Jesus, could that guy write! Classic essay comparing the two giants of C19th Russian realism.


Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? 8 Experts on Who’s Greater

Or do I simply use my weird shit as a helpful barometer odstoevsky my taste? I haven’t read any Tolstoy. Maybe the best book of literary criticism I’ve ever read.

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I believe it would have been even more interesting if you would have asked a Russian person, as due to translation, due to cultural difference, due to Russian Soul, some phrases are being misunderstood, which leads to the lose of the main moral of the book.

Tolstoy shows a love of life of toletoy world — the smell of the earth, the beauty of a flower. Which composer is greater: Caleb Crain is a journalist, critic, and academic Sin embargo, en la historia de la literatura, suele haber un autor por lengua, rodeado de otros grandes, que lo complementan, que forma el eje esencial del canon: Skipping from Sicily to Maine to the Sacramento Valley to London during the blitz, this is, first and last, a love story drawn in broad strokes against the dawn of our age.

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Garth Winter Journal by Paul Auster: There are no doatoevsky topics on this book yet. And when he tries to get into the heads of simple people he fails. It could mean finding someone a cubicle in your office, renting a studio, lending a summer cottage or winter cabin, helping someone to finance a residency, or simply rearranging a shared space to make room for a bookshelf, steinre comfy chair, or a desk.


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As weird tolstot nerdy as it may sound, I enjoyed this book as a portable conversation. My own sympathies are with Tolstoy, and even my criteria for judging a work of fiction, I admit, are relentlessly Tolstoyan. A Family Romance by Marco Roth: Lessons of the Masters. But Dostoievsky is the greater thinker of the two, his awareness of things is more extensive, and he knows the eternal human contradiction which makes it necessary to take one step back georte every two forward, while Tolstoy went straight on without turning his head.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. All sorts of ghosts crawl into the pages, a prehistory steinet tastes and experiences and prejudices and fears. Men in Dark Times. It not only enhanced greatly my understanding of both Russian authors, it also offered much of value concerning the more general intellectual history of Western literature. The story builds to an epic climax, complete with a high school musical and passionate declarations of love.

Only this kind of burnt offering might be acceptable to the Muse he has let down.