Download Between religion and rationality : essays in Russian by Joseph Frank PDF

April 5, 2017 | Essays Correspondence | By admin | 0 Comments

By Joseph Frank

In this booklet, acclaimed Dostoevsky biographer Joseph Frank explores probably the most very important facets of 19th and 20th century Russian tradition, literature, and historical past. Delving into the differences of the Russian novel in addition to the conflicts among the spiritual peasant global and the knowledgeable Russian elite, Between faith and Rationality screens the cogent reflections of 1 of the main exotic and flexible critics within the field.

Frank's essays supply a discriminating examine 4 of Dostoevsky's most famed novels, talk about the talk among J. M. Coetzee and Mario Vargas Llosa at the factor of Dostoevsky and evil, and confront Dostoevsky's anti-Semitism. the gathering additionally examines such themes as Orlando Figes's sweeping survey of the heritage of Russian tradition, the lifetime of Pushkin, and Oblomov's effect on Samuel Beckett. Investigating the omnipresent spiritual topic that runs all through Russian tradition, even within the antireligious Chekhov, Frank argues that no different significant eu literature was once as a lot preoccupied because the Russian with the tensions among faith and rationality. Between faith and Rationality highlights this special caliber of Russian literature and tradition, supplying insights for normal readers and specialists alike.

Show description

Read or Download Between religion and rationality : essays in Russian literature and culture PDF

Similar essays & correspondence books

Science, Technology and Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)

This e-book introduces scholars to cultural experiences of technological know-how and know-how. It equips scholars with an knowing of technology and expertise as features of tradition, and an appreciation of the significance of wondering technological know-how and know-how from a cultural experiences point of view. person chapters concentrate on subject matters together with well known representations of technological know-how and scientists, where of technological know-how and expertise in lifestyle, and the contests over novice, fringe and pseudo-science.

Waiting (Academic Monographs)

During this wealthy and insightful choice of essays, best anthropologist Ghassan Hage brings jointly lecturers throughout political technology, philosophy, anthropology and sociology for an exam into the adventure of ready. what's it to attend? What will we stay up for? and the way is ready hooked up to the social worlds during which we are living?

The Letters of Brendan Behan

Behan's associates and relations, and folks in his literary circle, have claimed he used to be no longer a prolific letter-writer. Even Behan himself has been quoted as asserting, "Whoever writes my biography gets no support from my letters. I by no means write any. " yet in truth there's a significant physique of letters to and from Behan, who not just corresponded with seventeen periodicals yet wrote to kin, acquaintances, IRA colleagues, civil servants, theatrical administrators, publicans, and whole strangers.

Lettere 1911-1951

«Circa un mese fa di colpo mi sono sentito nello spirito giusto consistent with fare filosofia. Ero assolutamente sicuro che non ne sarei mai più stato capace» scriveva Ludwig Wittgenstein a Norman Malcolm il sixteen aprile 1951, pochi giorni prima di morire. Eppure, los angeles passione filosofica non aveva mai smesso di accompagnarlo: lo testimonia in maniera eloquente questo quantity, che attraverso un'ampia scelta della sua corrispondenza offre un vivido ritratto del filosofo, e permette insieme di ripercorrerne l'iti­nerario speculativo.

Additional info for Between religion and rationality : essays in Russian literature and culture

Sample text

142. ”10 It is as if Dostoevsky were on the point here of fusing the two, with the idiot taking on some of the attributes of the son; but the connection will not be made until much later. Nonetheless, it is striking that on the margin of this page Dostoevsky scribbles the following sentence, repeated almost verbatim in the novel: “The one thing in the world is spontaneous compassion. ”11 Dostoevsky continued to shuffle and reshuffle his various plot ingredients and characters for several months in the helter-skelter fashion indicated by Wasiolek.

I must establish the character of the hero. ”21 The notes reveal that he continued to struggle with this problem all through the remainder of the book. On the one hand, as he writes, it was necessary “to show . . ”23 Dostoevsky thus was faced with the dilemma of creating a hero lacking all the usual attributes associated with such a figure, but whose moral-religious purity would somehow shine through and redeem his practical impotence. Four The Idiot is the most loosely constructed of Dostoevsky’s major novels, no doubt because of its sudden emergence but also because of this inherent difficulty of constructing a determining sequence of action for his main figure.

Nothing, however, could have been farther from Dostoevsky’s own point of view. Indeed, perhaps the most important conviction he had acquired as a result of his prison camp ordeal was that, even in their worst excesses, the Russian people had never abandoned the moral law proclaimed by Christ. TWO THE IDIOT D OSTOEVSKY’S great novel The Idiot, one of the finest works ever written inspired by the image and the ideal of Christ, was composed during a particularly difficult period of his life. To be sure, some other periods of his existence had been equally tumultuous and agitated.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 15 votes