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Dostoevsky and English modernism, 1900-1930 [electronic resource] / Peter Kaye.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Dostoevsky and English modernism, 1900-1930 [electronic resource] / Peter Kaye.
Personal Author:
Publication Date:
1999
ISBN:
9780511005589

9780511035388

9780511149603

9780521623582

9780511116919

9780511485121
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-242) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- Prophetic rage and rivalry: D.H. Lawrence -- A modernist ambivalence: Virginia Woolf -- Sympathy, truth, and artlessness: Arnold Bennett -- Keeping the monster at bay: Joseph Conrad -- Dostoevsky and the gentleman-writers: E.M. Forster, John Galsworthy, and Henry James.
Abstract:
"The writers who are the focus of this study - Lawrence, Woolf, Bennett, Conrad, Forster, Galsworthy, and James - either admired Dostoevsky or feared him as monster who might dissolve all literary and cultural distinctions. Though their responses differed greatly, these writers were unanimous in their inability to recognize Dostoevsky as a literary artist. They viewed him instead as a psychologist, a mystic, a prophet, and, in the cases of Lawrence and Conrad, a hated rival who compelled creative response. This study constructs a map of English modernist novelists' misreadings of Dostoevsky, and in so doing it illuminates their aesthetic and cultural values and the nature of the modern English novel."--Jacket.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English