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      First Words : On Dostoevsky's Introductions

      Academic Studies Press
      Literary Criticism / Russian & Former Soviet Union, bisacsh:LIT004240

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          Dostoevsky attached introductions to his most challenging narratives, including Notes from the House of the Dead, Notes from Underground, The Devils, The Brothers Karamazov, and A Gentle Creature. Despite his clever attempts to call his readers' attention to these introductions, they have been neglected as an object of study for over 150 years. That oversight is rectified in First Words, the first systematic study of Dostoevskyäó»s introductions. Using Genette's typology of prefaces and Bakhtin's notion of multiple voices, Lewis Bagby reveals just how important Dostoevsky's first words are to his fiction. Dostoevsky's ruses, verbal winks, and backward glances indicate a lively and imaginative author at earnest play in the field of literary discourse.

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          01 January 2015
          5210ec4c-8a98-48e8-9788-34145e2ea824
          a0737910-91af-4a5d-9776-aaee0037d284 9781618116819

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