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  1. Philosophy as a Literary Art

    Making Things Up

    Edited by Costica Bradatan

    Despite philosophers’ growing interest in the relation between philosophy and literature in general, over the last few decades comparatively few studies have been published dealing more narrowly with the literary aspects of philosophical texts. The relationship between philosophy and literature is...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

    By Michael Vicario

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    This varied set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known treatments of the Russian masters – considered by some the greatest novelists of all time – from the 1920s through to the ‘90s. Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky includes works of accessible biography, lucid...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tolstoy's 'What is Art?'

    By Terry Diffey

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy’s reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces, including Shakespeare and Beethoven. This book, first published in 1985, argues that...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Tolstoy

    By Ernest Joseph Simmons

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    Tolstoy’s fame as one of the world’s greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study, first published in 1973, presents an introduction to the historical and cultural background...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Dostoevsky Portrayed by His Wife

    The Diary and Reminiscences of Mme. Dostoevsky

    Edited by Samuel Solomonovisch Koteliansky

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    The two note-books of the diary of Mme. Dostoevsky, the rough notes of her lengthy Reminiscences, unfinished at the time of her death, all in her own hand-writing, and copies of her husband’s letters to her from 1866 to 1881, were found in August 1922. The Diary is a large volume of about 400...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Tolstoi: The Teacher

    By Charles-Baudouin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    The author states here that Tolstoy was a great educator and his views on education were ingenious and profound. Despite being a great artist, Tolstoy also had pedagogic method and drew abundantly on the stores of science. The book looks at articles which Tolstoy wrote on education and childhood,...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Dostoevsky 1821-1881

    By E.H. Carr

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    The bare events of Dostoevsky’s life – his father murdered by peasants, his own ordeal before a firing squad, then exile in Siberia, his epilepsy, gambling, poverty and debts – go far to account for his strange intensity of vision. This biography, first published in 1931, traces his wayward...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Tolstoy: The Comprehensive Vision

    By E.B. Greenwood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    Tolstoy was as much a philosopher as a novelist. From the entries in his early diaries through to the great novels he was constantly searching for a comprehensive vision, equal to ‘the confusion of life’. It was in his personal diaries that Tolstoy first attempted a ‘literary psychology’ to reveal...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Political and Social Thought of F.M. Dostoevsky

    By Stephen Kirby Carter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    This study concentrates on The Devils, but also places this novel in the total context of Dostoevsky’s work. Also considered is the life and work of T.N. Granovsky, who is satirised along with Turgenev in the novel, and thus offers a useful basis on which to delineate the contours of Dostoevsky’s...

    Published August 6th 2014 by Routledge